Cannabis Farmworkers' Safety and HealthCannabis in California
Cannabis is the highest valued- albeit covert- agricultural product in California, with an estimated annual $23.3 billion in cash farm receipts. Approximately 13.3 million pounds of cannabis were produced in California in 2016. Between 165,000 and 230,000 farmers and farmworkers are estimated to be employed in California’s cannabis industry.
United Women's Organization (UWO) / Organización de Mujeres Unidas
2017 Farmworker Women's Health, Safety, Employment, Education, & Environment Conference
2017 Conferencia Sobre La Salud, Seguridad, Empleo, Educación, y del Medio Ambiente
The 16th Annual Farmworker Women’s Conference, bein
Climate-related occupational hazards have historically received little attention. In 2009, NIOSH began work to address this gap and developed a framework to identify climate-related occupational hazards. Recently, NIOSH investigators published new work in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene. Based on a review and assessment of the peer-reviewed literature from 2008–2014, the article updates…
The California Heat Illness Prevention Study (CHIPS) is proud to present 4 new Spanish-language educational videos on:
Heat and Humidity Index
Importance of Water, Shade, and Rest
Symptoms of Heat Illness
What to Do In Case of an Emergency
The videos are each 2 to 3 minutes long and based on feedback from farm worker focus groups that said they would prefer watching short, informative videos on heat illness rather than receive written pamphlets.