United Women's Organization (UWO) / Organización de Mujeres Unidas
2017 Farmworker Women's Health, Safety, Employment, Education, & Environment Conference
2017 Conferencia Sobre La Salud, Seguridad, Empleo, Educación, y del Medio Ambiente
For agricultural workers who work outdoors, heat illness can be a serious problem. Heat illness, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke - refers to a variety of symptoms including: headaches, dizziness, cramps, fainting, rapid heartbeat, and disorientation.
Jose Gutierrez has made an incredibly positive impact at WCAHS since he first started as a student worker in 2010. Below he reflects on his various experiences at WCAHS before leaving for a new job as coordinator of Pasos Saludables – a farmworker wellness program – at Reiter Affiliated Companies, one of the world’s largest berry growers. Jose will be missed, but we are excited to see him continue his path in occupational health and safety!
THE WESTERN CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (WCAHS) at UC DAVIS has made strides in areas of research, prevention/intervention and education/outreach. It is uniquely situated to address and affect the health and safety of farmers, farm family members, hired farm workers and their families because of its co-location with the UC Davis Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, its Colleges of Agriculture and Engineering, and the California’s Central Valley, one of Western agriculture’s most intensive and productive regions.