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Heat, fire, smoke and health in Washington’s ag industry

DEOHS researchers investigate the combined health effects of wildfire smoke and heat on Washington’s agricultural workforce and test strategies to protect workers and crops

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Co-creating COVID-19 messages for farmworkers

Funding from the UW Population Health Initiative jump-started efforts by DEOHS and our partners, working side-by-side with farmworkers, to create tailored safety messages

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3 people wearing face masks stand next to weather monitoring equipment inside a chain-link fence.

Heat, fire, smoke and health in Washington’s ag industry

DEOHS researchers investigate the combined health effects of wildfire smoke and heat on Washington’s agricultural workforce and test strategies to protect workers and crops

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Reaching out for change on the farm

DEOHS MPH student and outreach specialist Dennise Drury tackles sexual harassment in agriculture

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Fatigue Management

New research and tips to manage work fatigue and sleep that is perfect for farming, fishing, and forestry

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Following the wind

A new approach provides practical information about spray drift events: measuring time, space, and wind variability.

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Radio KDNA studio

Harvesting Better Health, COVID-19 Safety on the Radio

Working together to cultivate trust and and harvest better health during COVID-19, Radio KDNA announces the launch of a new program reaching out to the farmworker community.

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Laurel Kincl delivers first-aid training

RISC Information for Commercial Fishing

Commercial fishing is hazardous and risk information is important to develop injury prevention strategies.

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Forestry worker with chainsaw

Virtual training for wildfire prevention

New DEOHS-led project develops VR simulations to protect health and safety of forest workers who fend off wildfires

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Field-tested pesticides health solutions

Providing pesticide safety solutions for the agricultural workplace, especially for handheld equipment.

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COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Agriculture

See below for new guidance and resources from state and federal authorities to help improve workplace safety and meet requirements for your region.

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