Tag Archives: Worker Protection Standard

Workers Memorial Week Reflection

“Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Farmworker Health on ICE

When it comes to protecting their health, farmworkers in the United States face formidable barriers. Poverty, rural isolation, and limited English proficiency make accessing health care services extremely difficult. Farmworkers are also afraid to speak up about dangerous conditions in … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , ,

I am an AmeriCorps Member, and I Will get Things Done!

AmeriCorps members are hard at work once again, providing health and safety training to farmworkers in states throughout the country. So far this year, our 18 SAFE AmeriCorps members have trained 330 farmworkers on Worker Protection Standard (WPS) and 439 … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , ,

SAFE AmeriCorps End of Service

Last week, 16 of AFOP’s SAFE AmeriCorps members from around the country came together to celebrate their End of Service Ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The day started with an exciting professional development training conducted by Nelson Diaz, an Employment Market … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , ,

Getting Things Done for America’s Farmworkers

By Melanie Forti, Health & Safety Programs Program Coordinator, AFOP AFOP and the Corporation for National and Community Service are happy to announce a wonderful opportunity for 28 individuals to become SAFE (Serving America’s Farmworkers Everywhere) AmeriCorps members for the … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Remember Farmworkers When Considering Organic Versus Non-Organic

Co-Authored by Valentina Stackl, Health & Safety Program Associate, AFOP It is often forgotten that every piece of fruit and vegetable found at the supermarket was painstakingly picked by a man, woman, or child. Last week, these individuals – our … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Training in Action

Yesterday, AFOP’s Washington, D.C. staff had the opportunity to travel to Delaware’s Eastern Shore to see one of our SAFE AmeriCorps trainers in action. The farmworkers got really into it when Dina, our excellent SAFE AmeriCorps member, started enthusiastically handing … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

From The Smallest Bee To The Strongest Farmworker Community: Pesticides Influence On Our Food Supply

“What is happening in our sociological world is also happening in our biological world,”—Ramona Beltran, PhD. At the forum held by Beyond Pesticides April 8 and 9 in Denver, a range of scientists and advocates met to discuss how pesticides … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety Programs | Tagged , , , , ,

Inspiration During a Time of Worry

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending a celebration of the life and legacy of César Chávez at the White House. Ernie Flores, AFOP President, and Hermelinda Sapien, AFOP Executive Committee member, accompanied me to this invitation-only event at the … Continue reading

Posted in AFOP | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,