Ag-Labor Camps (ALC) are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health under Chapter 3733 of the Revised Code and 3701-33 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
These rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities in order to protect the occupants of the agricultural labor camp from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy environment.
Agricultural Labor Camp means:
One or more buildings, trailers, tents or vehicles, together with any land appertaining thereto, established, operated or used as temporary living quarters for two or more families or five or more persons intending to engage in or engaged in agriculture or related food processing, whether occupancy is by rent, lease or mutual agreement.
Services provided by the Ohio Department of Health:
Assist employers in the regulatory process of developing new agricultural labor camps
Plan review and approval of new or extensively altered agricultural labor camps
Licensure of agricultural labor camps
Inspection of agricultural labor camps to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
Investigation of reported unlicensed agricultural labor camps
Investigation of reported rule violations in licensed agricultural labor camps
Establish criteria for voluntary standards for agricultural labor camps in cooperation with the agricultural labor camp advisory committee (assembled whenever voluntary standards review is required)