Farmworker Health and Safety Institute

  • NJ


P.O. Box 510
United States

About Us

The Farmworker Health and Safety Institute (FHSI), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, envisions a world in which all farmworkers have a healthy and safe working environment. To this end, we develop rights-based health and safety trainings for agricultural workers, based on the popular education model; collaborate with nonprofit and academic partners to produce research on conditions impacting farmworkers; and influence policy-making at the local, state, and national level to promote justice for farmworkers, in particular around pesticide policy.

FHSI is the policy and capacity-building arm of two grassroots farmworker organizations: (1) the Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF), based in five locations throughout the state; and (2) El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA), or the Farmworkers’ Support Committee, with membership in eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Our members are primarily Latino/a and Haitian immigrants and African-Americans. We seek to bring the perspectives and lived realities of our members to the policy-making process in order to ensure a better quality of life for farmworkers in our member areas and nationwide.