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Reducing Lower Back Pain Related to Farming

November 08, 2017
Lower back pain is one of most serious health problems for farmworkers, and it can result from the intensive manual work that farming requires, such as carrying heavy objects or working long hours in a stooped posture.

Spotlight Series: Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA)

October 16, 2017
ASHCA is a coalition of farms, ranches, producer associations, and other related agricultural people, organizations and businesses joining together with safety associations, government agencies, safety professions, and educational institutions (such as the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety [WCAHS]).

Wildfire smoke and pesticides – a dangerous mixture?

October 09, 2017
Potential health risks of wildfire smoke may be magnified due to pesticide application across California’s vast agricultural land and the use of fire retardants to fight fires. 

Stories From the Field: 8th Annual National Hmong American Farmers Conference

October 04, 2017
WCAHS attended the National Hmong American Farmers’ 8th Annual National Farm Conference on August 29, 2017 in Fresno, CA. This year’s conference embraced the diverse and multi-ethnic farming community and focused on “New Generation, Immigrant and Veteran Farmers.”

Meet New WCAHS Director Kent Pinkerton

August 29, 2017
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) has a new director - Dr. Kent Pinkerton - who specializes in air pollution and agriculture.

Where We Work - Interactive Mapping

August 29, 2017
See where WCAHS works with a new interactive map showing outreach efforts, stakeholders, and research sites.

WCAHS Small Grant Recipient Receives Distinguished Award

August 29, 2017
WCAHS small grant recipient Seth Holmes, PhD, MD, was recently named a William T Grant Scholar. With this prestigious award, he will receive explore the experiences of second‐generation indigenous Mexican farmworker youth.