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Javier Rivera

Former Farmworker Health and Safety Educator, Agriculture - Health and Safety
Javier is no longer active in Extension
Sampson County

Job Description Provide education on pesticide safety, heat stress, and Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS). These topics are covered in a variety of formats such as on-farm training, Farm Labor Contractor Workshops, community educational events, community coalitions, and cross-programming with other extension programs. The goal is to ensure we are educating the agricultural community, and also providing much needed training to farmworkers in both English and Spanish. This encourages behavioral changes that result in a healthier community, and also allows growers to meet their annual EPA and GAP requirements.