The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network which provides research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration serves the American farmworker population through two main programs. The National Farmworker Jobs Program is a nationally directed program of job training and employment assistance for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs). The National Monitor Advocate monitors and reviews the compliance of state agencies with Job Service (JS) regulations affecting MSFWs and offers technical assistance to the ETA regional offices and State agencies in carrying out JS regulations and programs.
The National Center for Farmworker Health is a private, not-for-profit corporation which provides information services, training and technical assistance on agricultural issues, including safety and health.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Agricultural Branch is a forum for safety professionals involved in agriculture to network and is another source of safety resources.
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for training and educating workers and employers about safety and health hazards in their workplaces and their rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act. The program focuses on improving recognition, avoidance, and prevention of hazards for workers in underserved, low-literacy, and high-hazard industries. Harwood Grant awardees have developed training resources for agricultural workers in the following topic areas:
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