Western Growers members are invited to attend the “COVID-19, Cal/OSHA, and Agriculture…What You Need to Know as an Employer” Webinar on August 27 to learn how to enhance worker health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cal/OSHA is reminding employers the importance of worker health and safety during this current pandemic. Although Cal/OSHA does not have specific regulations regarding COVID-19 for the industry, there are regulations employers must adhere to in order to ensure their workforces’ health and safety.

Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) and Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) headline a bipartisan letter to Vice President Mike Pence, as head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, requesting immediate assistance in securing safety equipment, including N-95 masks, for farmers and farmworkers impacted by the wildfire smoke.

“Such essential equipment will help protect those who continue to produce our agricultural products and contribute so much to our nation’s food security,” the letter states.

There have been a number of questions regarding recording and reporting requirements for COVID-19 cases. Review the resources listed below to ensure your company is in compliance with current state and federal mandates.

Cal/OSHA

The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued a FAQ on recording and reporting requirements for COVID-19 cases. Among the questions addressed include:

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Health and Safety Rules

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