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Agricultural Worker Health Project

A Project of California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA) and California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLAF)

Generous funding provided by The California Endowment
Topics & Issues

Cauliflower harvesters. Photo by David Bacon.

Farm work is extremely difficult and tiring, and farm workers face many risks to their health and safety. Listed below are some of the many health risks facing agricultural workers. Click on an issue for information about each problem and what AWHP is doing to address the problem.


Heat Illness


Machine Safety


Rest and Meal Breaks

Safe Drinking Water

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Short-handled Tools and Handweeding


Water & Bathrooms in the Fields

Other Issues

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