Outreach and Education

WCAHS retreat

WCAHS Outreach and Education

The purpose of the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety Outreach and Education Program is to support agricultural stakeholders and communities in the uptake of recent research findings. WCAHS disseminates information and training on evidence-based best practices and equipment to key stakeholders, including farmers, farmworkers, agribusiness, policy makers, non-profit organizations, unions and others with an interest in improving the health and safety of those working in farming. 

WCAHS offers free training courses and educational programs in English and Spanish to reduce occupational injuries and illness in the agricultural workplace. Trainings are customized for different audiences, including growers, farm labor contractors, safety officers, promotores (lay health workers), community advocates, and others. Popular education and participatory adult learning methods are used. WCAHS also provides educational materials to help employers train their workers on health and safety.

WCAHS training topics include:

  • Heat illness prevention
  • Pesticide safety
  • Hazard identification and control
  • Workers’ occupational health and safety

To access training materials, see the WCAHS Resources page

For more information, or to schedule a training, contact: aghealth@ucdavis.edu