This app offers an a centralized network of resources to improve the lives of rural communities in the California and to protect farmworkers.
Farmworkers have long been the most essential workforce in the Central Valley. However, they are especially vulnerable to the elements. This app is interested in mitigating the risks associated with working in the fields. We believe this technology has the capability to save lives by employing the following functions.
Hosts educational videos from Cal/OSHA's heat training program in three different languages.
Directly connects workers to a vast array of organizations servicing farmworkers in the Central Valley.
Uses wearable technology to track the vitals of farmworkers in order to prevent heatstroke.
Hosts a hotline that allows workers to send their location to supervisors and get help as soon as possible.
Helps workers who are new to the industry establish healthy habits through regular reminders to take breaks.
Amidst the pandemic, the app is a center for information teaching farmworkers how to protect themselves from illness.
With increased accessibility to smartphones in Central Valley communities, we now have the potential to reach more farmworkers than ever through apps. We are launching an expansive digital campaign through the Calor App to inform workers of their rights and provide them with all the resources they need to live fulfilling lives. All in one place.
This technology has never been more important. The workforce is particularly susceptible to the effects of climate change as farmworkers continue to work in the heat.