As part of the SENDEROS Project‘s services to the Tala supply chain in Jalisco, a training session with 16 sugarcane workers took place in the Ameca municipality. In Tala, sugarcane harvesters are mainly local residents.
The training covered the Biological Risks (occupational safety and health) topic showcasing how to identify dangerous animals in the region and act in case of an attack. This module also included recommendations on the COVID-19 topic. The training included five modules: Biological Risks (OSH), Physical Risks (OSH), Forced Labor, Child Labor, and Prevention of Violence at the Workplace. The training also featured “Remedy Options,” and workers were advised about medical services available in their region so they can use them in case of an emergency. Sessions were developed directly in the sugarcane fields and lasted 30 minutes on average. To receive the certificate, workers needed to complete all five training sessions.
The conducted training session was the 1st series for the group in Tala. In the upcoming months, the SENDEROS Project expects to cover 12 harvest groups with approximately 400 agricultural workers.