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 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.
The joys of summer are here, but with them come the hazards of working in the heat. Acclimatization to heat is an important part of keeping safe as temperatures rise. This natural adaptation to the heat takes time, and from a management perspective, it may require careful planning.
September 21-27 is National Farm Safety Week. This year’s theme is “Safety Counts: Protecting What Matters.” The theme underscores the importance of working together to build a safer and healthier agricultural work place. California produces nearly half of US-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. At the heart of this industry are the farmers and agricultural workers, whose labor provides us with an abundant food supply. However, they, and often their families, are exposed to a unique, sometimes hazardous workplace that can affect health at all age levels.