The Department of Labor has just announced a change to their normal process for injury and illness data. Beginning in July of 2017, all companies with 250 or more employees will be required to report their injury and illness data directly to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The agency will then post this information online for access to anyone from the public. 

Western Growers’ members are invited to attend the “Criminal Prosecution for Food Safety Violations and Prop. 65” seminar on May 24 at the WG Center for Innovation & Technology in Salinas, Calif.

This seminar will be conducted by attorneys from Alston & Bird LLP who will address concerns about the expanding risk of criminal prosecution of executives in the fresh produce industry. Also, attendees will learn about the Prop. 65 rules on naturally occurring compounds. The panel will address topics such as the following:

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