Common Hazards and Conditions

Ground crop work presents a range of occupational health hazards. Several studies of farmworker occupational health conditions among ground crop workers (or in regions where ground crops are predominant), have found high frequency of low back pain, skin and eye irritation associated with chemical contact, lacerations, falls, and heat-related illness (Villarejo and McCurdy, 2006; Cooper et al., 2006; Brower et al., 2008).