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SAFE Program Funding Renewed

In the summer of 2022, WCAHS received funding from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) to continue COVID-19 outreach and training with community and industry partners through June 2023.

Cal/OSHA Reminds All Employers to Prevent Heat Illness

Cal/OSHA reminds all employers with outdoor workers to be prepared and take the necessary precautions to prevent heat illness as high temperatures continue throughout the state this week.

Honoring Don Villarejo

The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety honors a longtime partner, advisor, and advocate for farmworker health, Don Villarejo, who passed away on November 19, 2021.

Effective Farm Labor Supervisors: An Investment in Success

Farm labor supervisors play a critical role in managing and directing the workforce. The combination of individual leadership qualities with ongoing support from employers can help to ensure the success of the company and its employees.

Near Misses: Will They Predict or Prevent the Next Bad Accident?

Underlying the high number of workplace injuries are many near-miss incidents. The more often these incidents happen without preventative corrective actions, the more likely a serious accident will occur. 

Top 3 Ways to Stay Hydrated on a Hot Day

Your body needs a certain amount of water for your organs to work properly. If you don’t replace the water that you are releasing as sweat, your body will not function well.

Trainings Help Employers Adapt to Changing COVID-19 Prevention Regulations

COVID-19 safety continues to be a priority in workplaces throughout California as more people receive their vaccines. Still, employers and supervisors have many questions about best practices and state regulations as they design their COVID-19 prevention plans. AgSafe and the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety are hosting free trainings that can help.

Acclimatization: Getting Used to Working in the Heat

Heat-related illness poses a serious health risk to farmworkers, especially as their work season overlaps with hot summer temperatures. Workers are at higher risk of heat-related illness if they are not acclimated (or used to) the heat.