This community-based project, called the Together for Agricultural Safety project, was
developed to help farmworkers reduce their exposure to dangerous agricultural chemicals
(such as pesticides) through education and social marketing. The project is a partnership of
university researchers and the Farmworkers Association of Florida. After collecting
extensive data from farmworkers, health providers and farm owners about primary means of
pesticide exposure we are collaboratively developing an intervention that will reduce
pesticide exposure by educating workers and owners about: the need to have adequate washing
facilities; to wash hands frequently; to obey reentry intervals; to change work clothes
after work to prevent child exposure and more.
Must be an agricultural worker in the fernery or nursery industries in Central Florida.