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Our organizers have been busy training on health and safety at the workplace.

 

Our interactive training for farmworkers at on-farm labor camps allows workers to discuss issues they see in their workplaces and what steps to take to resolve them.

During our trainings, we have spoken about: 

  • COVID-19 infection prevention

  • Pesticide exposure

  • Heatstroke

  • HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention 

The Pesticide Safety workshop was especially popular in Cumberland and Atlantic Counties in New Jersey. We talked about how to apply pesticides safely and the employer's responsibility to train workers yearly about the safe use of pesticides. 

Farmworkers' main concerns regarding pesticides were related to adequate personal protective equipment and farmers' obligation to place signs indicating the type of pesticide they applied on the crops. When workers know the name of the pesticide used, they could determine the time required to reenter the crop and have appropriate medical attention if exposed. 

We do free training near your workplace! Call us!

NJ: (856) 881-2507

MD: (410)572-5959

PA: (610)444-9696

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Health, economic disparities continue to affect coronavirus hot spots

“Current data collection masks infections in the meat- and poultry-processing industry, which nationally have been a covid-19 hot spot,” said Leila Borrero-Krouse, community outreach organizer of CATA’s Farmworker Support Committee in Maryland. Via The Washington Post.

Leila Borrero-Krouse, community outreach organizer of CATA’s Farmworker Support Committee, picks a cantaloupe that she later delivered, along with other produce, to poultry workers who live in Salisbury, Md. (Vanessa G. Sanchez/The Washington Post)

Mental health of migrant workers now in focus

“I was going through a depression … because of my education,” he said. Aquino-Huerta worked 16-hour shifts at a greenhouse so he could pay to attend classes at Rowan. “It … just depressed me because I didn’t have anybody to rely on. So it was hard … I just never really spoke about it with anybody because I … felt like nobody around me was able to relate.” Via NJ Spotlight News

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Aug. 11, 2022: Edgar Aquino-Huerta, a farmworker organizer at El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA) and Luciano Perez-Lopez  photographed in Hammonton. Perez-Lopez is working in the U.S. on a H-2A visa.

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