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A 20-Year Update for Farm Safety Youth Guidelines

August 16, 2017
New guidelines are available based on the latest scientific research, including child growth and development, agricultural practices, child injury prevention, and agricultural safety.

Valley Fever Awareness: Outdoor Workers at Risk

July 26, 2017
People who work outdoors in California’s Central Valley, especially workers who dig or disturb soil, like agricultural workers, are at risk for Valley Fever.

ATV Safety

July 19, 2017
Agricultural workers all over the world rely on ATVs to complete tasks on the farm; however, despite the usefulness of ATVs, serious injuries can result from improper use.

Spotlight Series: CalAgrAbility

June 28, 2017
California AgrAbility - providing education and assistance to farmers, ranchers, workers and their families who have an injury, disability, or illness limiting their ability to do farm tasks.

California Farmers Face Labor Drought

June 01, 2017
California's labor shortage has implications for farmworker wages, health benefits, and work conditions as employers compete for a shrinking resource.

WCAHS Education and Outreach Expands

May 19, 2017
WCAHS Education and Outreach received a five-fold increase in funding with the 2016-2021 grant renewal and is putting these new resources to good use.

WCAHS Director Marc Schenker Retiring

May 19, 2017

Dr. Marc Schenker, Director of the Western Center for Agricultural Health andSafety (WCAHS), is retiring at the end of June.

Dr. Schenker founded the WCAHS, one of the original two National Institutes for Occupational Safety and Health Agricultural Centers.  There are now 11 regional centers covering the United States. WCAHS’s region includes Arizona, California, Hawai’i, and Nevada. Dr. Schenker has directed WCAHS for over 25 years.

Free: Dairy Safety Training Guide in English or Spanish

April 25, 2017
Dairy workers are especially at risk for injury (fatal and non-fatal) from accidents with animals and machinery. Download a free dairy safety training guide in English or Spanish.