Through our Health & Safety programs, we hope to help mitigate the health and safety risks that farmworkers are exposed to each day.

The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs recognizes that farmworkers face many obstacles to improving their lives, and the nature of their work is dangerous and harmful not only to their health but to the health of their family members as well.   Through our programs, we hope to help mitigate the health and safety risks that farmworkers are exposed to each day.

Since 1995, AFOP has partnered with the EPA to provide pesticide safety training to the farmworker community.  Since then, AFOP has committed to training as many farmworkers as possible through its active network of trainers.  AFOP has also partnered with OSHA since 2011 to provide occupational health and safety training topics.

OUR WORK

Agriculture is among the top three most hazardous occupations in the U.S.  AFOP recognizes the need to provide life-saving tools to avoid any health and safety risks for all agricultural workers. AFOP Health & Safety operates two national programs:

NATIONAL FARMWORKER TRAINING PROGRAM

(NFTP)

The program focuses on impacting agriculture workers and their families by providing multiple occupational health & safety training in over 34 states with our network of over 230 trainers. Training topics include pesticide safety, heat stress prevention, and others.

CHILDREN IN THE FIELDS CAMPAIGN

(CIFC)

The campaign focus on impacting farmworker children by advocating on their behalf, and by providing pesticide safety education.  We offer a platform through our annual Essay and Art Contest. The stories are used to help advocate for farmworker children’s rights.

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Melanie Forti

H&S Programs Director

Vashti Kelly

Program Manager

Laura Najarro

Communications Coordinator