Tag Archives: SAFE

Protecting the Hard Working Hands

Farmworkers  are some of the most forgotten and unacknowledged workers in the United States. The general public has little knowledge of the many challenges agriculture workers face on a daily basis: extremely limited access to health care; poverty incomes; exposure … Continue reading

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Danger POISON-Bilingual Labeling on Pesticides

More than one billion pounds of pesticides are used annually in the United States, three-quarters of which are used in agriculture. Because these chemicals are used in nearly all fields where crops are harvested, it places farmworkers at the greatest … Continue reading

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Dangerous Exposure: Farmworker Children and Pesticides

It has been almost a year since the groundbreaking report from the President’s Panel on Cancer was released, highlighting environmental causes of cancer.  Of particular interest to us was the chapter on agricultural chemicals and the attention given specifically to … Continue reading

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The Health of America’s Farmworkers

One area AFOP’s Health & Safety Programs would like to bring attention to during National Farmworker Awareness Week is the issue of serious health problems faced by farmworkers in the United States. Farmworkers have a unique set of health concerns, … Continue reading

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SAFE AmeriCorps Health and Safety Training at the National Chavez Center

“The best way to honor his [Cesar Chavez] memory is to keep his work going. Your training here is the best birthday present he could have!” –Paul Chavez, son of Cesar Chavez and president of the Cesar E. Chavez Foundation … Continue reading

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My Memory of Matilda, a Migrant Farmworker Child

Guest Blogger Ahira Sanchez, a SAFE AmeriCorps member from the Raleigh, North Carolina area, discusses one of her first experiences helping a migrant farmworker. I met Matilda in 2001, when we were in the 5th grade. I remember that classes … Continue reading

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SAFE AmeriCorps Members Complete Their Year of Service

On Monday, December 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana at the 2010 AFOP National Conference, we held a graduation ceremony in recognition of the Health & Safety Programs’ SAFE AmeriCorps members who recently completed a year of service.    With just 27 … Continue reading

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