WCAHS Seeks a Communications Specialist

March 15, 2018
WCAHS Position Open - Join Our Team as a Communications Specialist


The Center seeks a Communications Specialist to develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy including website and social media content, brochures and fact sheets, newsletter articles, and blog posts on a wide range of agricultural health and safety topics. Other responsibilities will include editing scientific manuscripts and grants.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

February 20, 2018
In this issue: new center research, new trainings, graduate student funding

WCAHS Funds Innovative Small Grants Ranging from Cannabis Production Hazards to Community Water Quality

February 20, 2018

New research is taking place at WCAHS, thanks to its Small Grant Program, which provides funds to graduate students and faculty members from around the region to carry out projects related to agricultural health and safety. An annual call for proposals is released each year. The 2017-2018 cycle closed in July with a total of 13 submissions, resulting in six proposals that were funded after a thorough external review process.

WCAHS Fall Symposium

February 20, 2018

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety met on October 26th at the UC Davis International Center for their Fall Symposium. The symposium’s theme of diverse approaches to agricultural health and safety was explored through research presentations, posters, and breakout sessions. The goal of the symposium was to bring together multidisciplinary research within the center, to obtain feedback, and to provide opportunities for networking and discussion.

WCAHS Offers Sexual Harassment Prevention Training to Agricultural Employers

February 20, 2018

All workers should feel comfortable and safe in their workplaces.  Unfortunately, sexual harassment at work is a common occurrence, and aside from the harm it can do to individuals, it can also have damaging effects on productivity and morale within the organization. This is the topic addressed by a new Sexual Harassment and Prevention training offered by WCAHS.

Cannabis Farmworkers' Safety and Health

February 20, 2018
Cannabis Farmworkers' Safety and Health Cannabis in California

Cannabis is the highest valued- albeit covert- agricultural product in California, with an estimated annual $23.3 billion in cash farm receipts. Approximately 13.3 million pounds of cannabis were produced in California in 2016. Between 165,000 and 230,000 farmers and farmworkers are estimated to be employed in California’s cannabis industry.

The Secret Life Of California's World-Class Strawberries

February 14, 2018
NPR's The Salt Discusses the Importance of Strawberry Production in California. 

May is the month we see strawberries explode in the market. Those traditional harvest time festivals make us think our strawberries are mostly grown on the farm just down the road.

But in fact, one state — California — supplies 80 percent of America's strawberries, and the percentage is growing. Read the full article

A Full House at WCAHS

November 28, 2017

Two vacant WCAHS administration positions were filled this fall with Fadi Fathallah, PhD, becoming the new WCAHS Associate Director and Christopher Simmons, PhD, becoming the new WCAHS Director of Research.

Both bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of agricultural health and safety, and we are thrilled to have them on the administrative team.