Training Topics


AFOP’s Health & Safety National Farmworker Training Program (NFTP) strives to empower the farmworker community through health and safety education, resources, and advocacy.  This is possible, thanks to AFOP’s network of 230 trainers who provides multiple occupational health and safety training topics to the farmworker community, including:

Training Techniques


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.

Special Events


AFOP Health & Safety annually coordinates the following three awareness events/activities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their employers.

  • National Long-Sleeve Shirt Drive – Held during the National Farmworker Awareness Week in March.   With this event, we hope to raise awareness of the serious health effects of pesticide exposure and heat-related illness while collecting and distributing long sleeve shirts to the farmworker community.
  • National Farmworker Women’s Health Week – Held annually inMay, AFOP holds an awareness campaign to draw attention to the dangers of pesticide exposure to farmworker women and their unborn children. The campaign includes a training marathon of LEAF and PEP training and a week-long social media blitz.
  • National Heat Stress Prevention Training Marathon – Held annually in July. With this event, we hope to spread awareness about the serious effects of heat exposure mixed with pesticide exposure.

Participating Organizations

NFTP is currently implemented in 35 states with a total of 227 trainers.  Here are the participating organizations:

STATE ORGANIZATION # OF TRAINERS
AL Telamon Corporation 3
CA Proteus, Inc. 1
CA SER Jobs for Progress National, Inc. 9
CT New England Farm Workers Council 1
DE Telamon Corporation 0
FL Farmworker Career Development Program 2
GA Telamon Corporation 10
HI Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. 4
IA Proteus, Inc. 11
ID Community Council of Idaho 2
IL Illinois Migrant Council 7
IN Proteus, Inc. 8
LA Motivation, Education, & Training, Inc. 4
MA New England Farm Workers Council 2
MD Telamon Corporation 3
ME Maine Mobile Health Program, Inc. 0
MN Motivation, Education, & Training, Inc. 8
MT Rural Employment Opportunities 5
NC Telamon Corporation 3
ND Motivation, Education, & Training, Inc. 6
NE Proteus, Inc. 6
NH New England Farm Workers Council 1
NJ PathStone Corporation 4
NM Motivation, Education, & Training, Inc. 6
NY PathStone Corporation 12
OH PathStone Corporation 11
PA PathStone Corporation 9
PR PathStone Corporation 27
SC Telamon Corporation 5
TX Motivation, Education, & Training, Inc. 20
VA Telamon Corporation 8
VT PathStone Corporation 1
WA Opportunities Industrialization Center of Washington 20
WV Telamon Corporation 4
WY Motivation, Education, & Training, Inc. 1

Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

The following materials have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide WPS  training to agricultural workers, it cannot be altered otherwise it will have to be re-submitted to EPA for a new approval number.

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PERC’s WPS AND PESTICIDE SAFETY MATERIALS HERE!

**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

Heat Stress Prevention

The following materials have been approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the Susan B. Harwood Training Grant. 

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**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

Limiting Exposures Around Families (LEAF)

The following materials have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide take-home pesticide safety training to agricultural workers, it cannot be altered otherwise it will have to be re-submitted to EPA for a new approval number.

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**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

Pesticide Exposure & Pregnancy (PEP)

The following materials have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide pesticide safety training to agricultural workers, it cannot be altered otherwise it will have to be re-submitted to EPA for a new approval number.

DOWNLOAD FLIPCHART & MATERIALS:

**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

Tractor Safety

The following materials have been approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the Susan B. Harwood Training Grant. 

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**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

Chemical Hazards

The following materials have been approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration under the Susan B. Harwood Training Grant. 

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**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

José Learns About Pesticides

JOSE APRENDE SOBRE LOS PESTICIDAS

This story-telling curriculum has been developed for farmworker children between ages 4-10.

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**To use and/or re-use the flipchart illustrations please submit a request to Melanie Forti at forti@afop.org

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