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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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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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Portrait of Drury outside with a tree in the background.

Reaching out for change on the farm

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

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Forestry worker handling a chainsaw

Fatigue Management

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

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Sprayer in tree fruit field

Following the wind

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

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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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Celebrating our Students

One of the primary goals of the PNASH Center is to provide opportunities for student research and mentorship. Every year, the PNASH Center is fortunate to have talented and passionate students involved in our research.

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Farmworker drinking water

Turning Down the Heat for Agricultural Workers

Heat illness is a serious concern for agriculture workers, but Erica Chavez Santos and the HEAT team are working to turn down the temperature of this serious health and safety risk.

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A young boy in a gray sweater breathes into a device measuring lung function, and a woman next to him in a black sweater demonstrates how to breathe while checking a computer monitor.

Fighting children's asthma at home

Indoor air cleaners and education reduced symptoms and hospital visits for rural children with asthma, according to UW study

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