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EPA Celebrates Farmworker Awareness Week

For Release: March 26, 2014

March 24-31, 2014, marks the 15th annual Farmworker Awareness Week. Culminating in a national day to commemorate the legacy of Cesar Chavez, this week is a time when communities across the country remember the essential and challenging work of farmworkers helping to put food on the nation’s tables.

This week, EPA posted a blog by Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, in which he shares his first introduction to Cesar Chavez: http://go.usa.gov/KAke  #farmworkerawarenessweek . Tweet our blog: Farmworker Awareness Week: EPA’s Jim Jones & his first introduction to Cesar Chavez. http://go.usa.gov/KAke  #farmworkerawarenessweek.

EPA continues to support multiple resources and initiatives to promote the health and safety of farmworker communities, including proposed updates to the pivotal rule protecting farmworkers from pesticide exposure:

 

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