Jesus Chavez

Jesus Chavez, 76, harvests Asian vegetables in the fields near Arvin in Kern County.  State law requires growers to supply enough water for all employees and to provide shade for breaks when employees feel sick. Companies are also required to conduct training on heat illness prevention and have an emergency plan in place for ill workers.

( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )

Jesus Chavez, 76, harvests Asian vegetables in the fields near Arvin in Kern County. State law requires growers to supply enough water for all employees and to provide shade for breaks when employees feel sick. Companies are also required to conduct training on heat illness prevention and have an emergency plan in place for ill workers.

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