AFOP is the proud sponsor of the National Farmworker Training Program (NFTP), which provides multiple occupational health safety training topics to the farmworker community. This is possible thanks to the support and funding of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
NFTP is a ten-month program that operates from January – October. This program is implemented through our member organizations in multiple states. Each year the number of states and the number of trainers varies based on our member’s capacity to have a staff provide the trainings.
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Our farmworker Health & Safety Training Program provide multiple training topics to the farmworker community, such as:
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.
AFOP Health & Safety annually coordinates the following three awareness events/activities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their employers.
These events are the following:
As of 2019, NFTP is currently implemented in 28 states with a total of 220 trainers. Here are the participating organizations:
Every year AFOP Health & Safety collects general data from training participants. To view our yearly results download the reports below:
Training Data Report (2017)
Training Data Report (2016)
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