About Us

California farm

The mission of the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is to improve the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers, and their families in Western agriculture.

WCAHS is a multidisciplinary research center that supports the prevention of illness and injury in Western agriculture. Located at the University of California, Davis, WCAHS is one of 11 agricultural health and safety centers in the U.S. established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to protect the health and safety of farmers, farmworkers, and consumers.

Our research informs training and outreach to provide health and safety knowledge to growers, industry, labor, government and non-governmental organizations in the western states of Arizona, California, Nevada and Hawaii. The farms in this region range from family businesses to larger agricultural operations, all of which employ family members, farmworkers, and laborers from many countries and cultures. WCAHS is proud to have a 25-year history of conducting innovative research, delivering community interventions, and promoting outreach to its stakeholders.

UC Davis Affiliations

WCAHS is part of the John Muir Institute of the Environment, which is managed by the UC Davis Office of Research. WCAHS investigators come from across the UC Davis campus, including the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. WCAHS is administered through the Center for Health and the Environment and is a program of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Health.

Contact Us

Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
University of California
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616-5270

Tel: 530-752-5253
Email: aghealth@ucdavis.edu
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