Improper refrigerator temperature (found in 65.5 percent of the offending camps)
Cockroach infestation (found in 45.9%)
Contaminated water (found in 34.4%)
Rodent infestation (found in 28.9%)
Improper flooring (found in 25.8%)
Unsanitary conditions (found in 21.2%)
Improper fire extinguisher (found in 19.9%)
Holes or leaks in walls (found in 12.1%)
Two conditions were found to influence the number of violations found in the camps.
One was the timing of the study visits. There were fewer violations in early summer, when official inspection was most likely. Late summer had more violations and was also the time of highest demand for labor and hence the greatest strain on the camp food services' resources. Consequently, it also meant a larger number of workers potentially exposed to unhealthy conditions.
Another influence on the number of violations was the visa status of the migrant workers. In camps that employed workers with H2-A temporary work visas, there were fewer violations. Farms that employ visa-holders are required to submit to health inspections of the living conditions of workers. These camps are also subject to the oversight of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, a farm workers' union.