Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2017-120
What are our priorities?
The Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (WCAHS) is one of 11 agricultural education, research and prevention centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Based at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), WCAHS has just completed one cooperative agreement period (2011-2016) and is entering a new period (2016-2021) with new research and outreach projects. The Center works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia, and focuses on reducing adverse health outcomes among immigrant farmworkers. The Center’s main priorities include:
- Promoting respiratory health
- Preventing heat illness
- Preventing toxic exposures
- Preventing musculoskeletal disorders