The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs is the proud sponsor of the national Farmworker Occupational Health & Safety Training Program (FOHSTP), which provides pesticide safety training, heat stressprevention training and other health education to migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families.The ten month program (Jan. – Oct.) has been implemented among our member organizations in 32 states. To date we have a network of 204 trainers to deliver vital occupational health and safety information to tens of thousands of farmworkers each year.
AFOP Health & Safety Programs is known for quality, culturally appropriate training and curricula, that use innovative, low-literacy training techniques to communicate vital health information to farmworkers. Our programs focus on using adequate multilingual interactive training techniques to increase farmworkers engagement to the topic in order to ensure knowledge transfer, as well as, behavior change.
The majority of farmworkers in the U.S. speak Spanish as their primary language. To complement trainings, bilingual English-Spanish materials are made available for farmworkers and the community-based organizations that serve them. In the past years we have been able to translate our training materials into Haitian-Creole, Mixteco and Burmese.
Our farmworker Health & Safety Training Program provide multiple training topics to the farmworker community, such as:
AFOP Health & Safety annually coordinates the following three awareness events/activities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their employers.
These events are the following:
Our Health & Safety trainers had the opportunity to train 57,713 farmworkers in multiple health and safety training topics.
· 29 states participated in our program
· network of 220 trainers
Our Health & Safety trainers had the opportunity to train 41,400 farmworkers on different topics, such as: pesticide safety and heat stress prevention.
Our Health & Safety trainers had the opportunity to train 26,468 farmworkers on different topics, such as: pesticide safety and heat stress prevention.
Our Health & Safety trainers had the opportunity to train 27,822 farmworkers on different topics, such as: pesticide safety and heat stress prevention.
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