Monthly Archives: April 2012

Exceeding Expectations and Saving Lives

As we come into the homestretch of the Heat Stress Prevention Training Marathon, we applaud those who participated and cheer them to the finish line. We won’t know the final results until Monday morning, as we have some folks on … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Farmworker Health

The Earth’s climate has become warmer over the past century, a trend that the vast majority of climate scientists attribute to human activity. Warming is expected to continue – a recent study projected the average global temperature will rise between 2.5 and … Continue reading

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Heat Stress and Rest

By Guillermo Gonzalez, AFOP SAFE AmeriCorps Member Water, Rest, Shade: these are three things that camels do not require, since they can walk for days in the desert, where there is not only tremendous heat, but almost no access to … Continue reading

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Heat Stress Prevention with Water

As we near the summer season, with its unforgiving high temperatures that have taken so many farmworkers’ lives, it’s critical we rally behind the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Water. Rest. Shade. Campaign. Through this … Continue reading

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National Heat Stress Awareness Week

The National Safety Council’s 2009 edition of Injury Facts ranked agriculture as our nation’s most dangerous industry with 28.6 deaths per 100,000 adult workers. Agricultural workers have a heat-related death rate 20 times greater than the general American workforce, according … Continue reading

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Proud Voices: Changing Communities One Story At A Time

The Children in the Fields Campaign is hosting our first child labor mini-conference entitled, “Youth Voices in Action: Conversations from America’s Fields” (YVIA) on April 26-27. Our staff are continuously searching for the best ways to share the stories of … Continue reading

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