Migrant Housing

Agricultural health hazards affect not only persons performing the fieldwork but also persons who live in the immediate environment. Migrant workers may live in on-site temporary or dilapidated housing without the basic hygienic requirements dictated by governmental regulations. What might be considered dilapidated temporary housing in some parts of the world might represent the norm in other parts. A useful checklist for assessing the safety and hygienic conditions of worker housing can be found at the U.S. Department of Labor Web site (http://fortress.wa.gov/esd/portal/employment/ ag/etahousingcheck.pdf).

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