Agricultural Worker Health Project

CRLA, in coordination with California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF), formed the Agricultural Worker Health Project (AWHP). AWHP monitors and improves the health and safety of farm workers in the fields and in their homes. AWHP conducts hundreds of inspections each year and works with state agencies to enforce state laws designed to protect farm workers. AWHP goes one step further by monitoring state agencies to ensure that they are providing adequate protection to workers. Some of the issues which AWHP addresses are: pesticides, driverless tractors, unsafe or unhealthy work conditions, heat illness, lack of safety training or equipment, and sexual harassment. For more information on AWHP visit the AWHP website or contact Project Director Michael Marsh at mmarsh@crla.org.


Heat Stress Training Initiative Wins Funding

CRLA’s Heat Stress Training Initiative, provides training to agricultural and other outdoor workers, and their employers, for avoiding and responding to heat stress.  Photo by David Bacon

CRLA's Heat Stress Training Initiative, provides training to agricultural and other outdoor workers, and their employers, for avoiding and responding to heat stress. Photo by David Bacon.

In funding news, CRLA has just received the Susan Harwood Grant from the Department of Labor to support our Heat Stress Training Initiative, which provides training to agricultural and other outdoor workers, and their employers, for avoiding and responding to heat stress.

This $185,000 grant will give the initiative's expert staff a chance to keep reaching out to some of the most exploited communities in California with life-saving trainings. We're thrilled that the Department of Labor continues to recognize CRLA's expertise in the area, and our commitment to rural workers.


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