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Hazard Controls for COVID-19

August 05, 2020
Whether you are a farmer, FLC, or farm supervisor, just as you would consider the potential for safety hazards when introducing new equipment or processes into your operation, you should utilize a similar approach now with COVID-19.

California Night Work Regulation Approved

July 02, 2020
In 2013, a lighting standard was proposed to improve field lighting and worker visibility for California agricultural field operations taking place between sunset and sunrise. After 6 years of stakeholder meetings and fiscal reviews, the Office of Administrative Law has approved the regulation, which will go into effect on July 1, 2020.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Time of COVID-19

June 02, 2020
In response to PPE shortages due to the COVID-19 crisis, the CDC, NIOSH Agricultural Centers, and state agencies have developed guidance to assist employers and workers in conserving existing supplies and identifying alternate protection when necessary.

Disinfection and Sanitation for COVID-19 at the Worksite

June 02, 2020
The CDC recommends that farm owners and operators develop sanitation protocols and procedures for daily cleaning and sanitation of worksites, including shared spaces, tools, equipment, and vehicles used by farmworkers, following CDC guidance on cleaning methods. 

What to Do If an Employee Has COVID-19

June 02, 2020
To protect the health of your workers and reduce the risk of infection at your worksite, it is important to talk to your employees and keep an eye on them in case they start to show symptoms at work.

COVID-19 Farmworker Survey Collaboration

April 15, 2020
The California Institute for Rural Studies (CIRS) is leading a broad coalition of researchers and farmworker advocates to collect data on how COVID-19 is affecting farmworkers.

Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives & Safety Impacts in Agriculture

February 12, 2020

Over the past decade, California has become more prone to weather extremes, including increased frequency and severity of heat waves, droughts, and wildfires.

How have these weather extremes affected the work, health, and safety of agricultural employers and farmworkers? How are they preparing for the future?

Investigation of Accidents, Injuries, and Illnesses

January 23, 2020
Preventing injuries, illnesses, and harmful exposure before they occur is an important goal in the workplace. However, when accidents or “near misses” do occur, they provide a good opportunity to identify health and safety problems and target prevention efforts. 

A Look Back at 2019

December 06, 2019
WCAHS looks back at Research and Outreach activities for 2019.

Hazard Assessment/Inspection

November 20, 2019
When creating an Injury and Illness Prevention Program or IIPP, there must be a system in place for all worksites that periodically assesses the work environment for health and safety hazards that can cause injuries and illnesses.