Health and Safety Resources
►Report by Farmworker Justice and Migrant Clinicians Network about occupational heat stress
► Indifference to Safety (1998) reviews the State of Florida's investigations into complaints of farmworker pesticide poisoning from January 1992 to mid-May 1997. An examination of the State's records shows glaring flaws in its enforcement of federal and state laws intended to protect the health and safety of the workers who cultivate and harvest fruits and vegetables. Consequently, this report recommends fundamental changes in Florida's system of enforcing pesticide protections for farmworkers.
Pesticide Safety Education for Farmworkers:
► Bringing Pesticide Right-to-Know Information to Farmworkers (presentation)
► Giving a Voice to Indigenous Farmworkers in Oregon (FJ News Spring 2009, page 10)
► Messages from Monitoring: Farm Workers, Pesticides and the Need for Reform (discussion paper)
Reproductive Health and Pesticide Exposure:
Individual State Workers' Compensation Guides with Forms:
The curriculum, Pesticide Hazards, Field Sanitation, and Heat Stress for Farmworkers: A Training Curriculum for Lay Health Educators, was developed as a training-of-trainers to prepare promotoras de salud for performing outreach and education for farmworkers in their communities. The curriculum provides information on occupational health hazards experienced by farmworkers across the US, gives an overview of workers' rights to a safe workplace, and includes modules on effective teaching techniques and presentation practice.
>> Seguridad y Salud en el Ámbito Laboral para los Trabajadores Agrícolas: Riesgo de Pesticidas, Sanidad en el Campo y Enfermedades Causadas por el Calor - Un curriculo para promotores de salud en Español
Handouts on specific topics are included at the end of the curriculum.
>>Download here: Curriculum: Pesticide Hazards, Field Sanitation, and Heat Stress for Farmworkers: A Training Curriculum for Lay Health Educators
After receiving training using the curriculum, Pesticide Hazards, Field Sanitation, and Heat Stress for Farmworkers: A Training Curriculum for Lay Health Educators, lay health educators can use this flip chart as a guide for their presentations to farmworkers. Lay health educators can also practice using the flip chart during the training session.
Special Instructions for use of flipchart
-Print the pages on both sides of the paper
- This flip chart is designed to be held on the presenter's forearm. Make sure that the odd numbered pages are facing the audience which will allow the speaker to read the text prompts that are on the opposite pages. For example, while displaying page 3 to the workers, text prompts are displayed on page 2, which faces the speaker.
►►Available for download : How Farmworker Families Can Better Protect Their Home Environments from the Dangers of Pesticides and Lead. This curriculum provides a framework for organizations to prepare promotores de salud to provide peer education on the dangers of lead poisoning, and exposure to pesticides from residential use and occupational take-home exposures.