2018 Farmworker Women's Health, Safety, Employment, Education & Environment Conference

2018 Conferencia Sobre La Salud, Seguridad, Empleo, Educación y del Medio Ambiente

La Conferencia Anual de Mujeres Trabajadoras Agricolas es organizada por la Organizacion de Mujeres Unidas (UWO por sus siglas en inglés), y ayuda a mejorar el bienestar de las mujeres y sus familias en la comunid

2017 Farmworker Women's Health, Safety, Employment, Education, & Environment Conference

United Women's Organization (UWO) / Organización de Mujeres Unidas 2017 Farmworker Women's Health, Safety, Employment, Education, & Environment Conference 2017 Conferencia Sobre La Salud, Seguridad, Empleo, Educación, y del Medio Ambiente

The 16th Annual Farmworker Women’s Conference, bein

Heat Illness Prevention

For agricultural workers who work outdoors, heat illness can be a serious problem. Heat illness—including heat exhaustion and heat stroke—refers to a variety of symptoms including: headaches, dizziness, cramps, fainting, rapid heartbeat, and disorientation.

The State of California requires that all employers train their employees about heat illness prevention and provide plenty of water and access to shade. Employers must be in compliance with the Cal/OSHA Heat Illness Prevention Standard.

Professional Dreams May Change, but the Overall Goal is Reached

December 22, 2014

Jose Gutierrez has made an incredibly positive impact at WCAHS since he first started as a student worker in 2010. Below he reflects on his various experiences at WCAHS before leaving for a new job as coordinator of Pasos Saludables – a farmworker wellness program – at Reiter Affiliated Companies, one of the world’s largest berry growers. Jose will be missed, but we are excited to see him continue his path in occupational health and safety!

Welcome to the WCAHS Blog

September 24, 2012

THE WESTERN CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (WCAHS) at UC DAVIS has made strides in areas of research, prevention/intervention and education/outreach. It is uniquely situated to address and affect the health and safety of farmers, farm family members, hired farm workers and their families because of its co-location with the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, its Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering, and the California’s Central Valley, one of Western agriculture’s most intensive and productive regions.