Don’t miss the Annual AgSafe Conference—the premier safety, health and human resources event for the agricultural industry in California—on February 23-26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. AgSafe is one of the premier safety organizations in California focused on worker and workplace safety. The conference involves several days of training sessions for workers and employers with over 100 presentations in English and Spanish regarding safety, management, regulatory and other agriculture related issues. 

Don’t miss the Annual AgSafe Conference—the premier safety, health and human resources event for the agricultural industry in California—on February 23-26, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey. AgSafe is one of the premier safety organizations in California focused on worker and workplace safety. The conference involves several days of training sessions for workers and employers with over 100 presentations in English and Spanish regarding safety, management, regulatory and other agriculture related issues. 

Although the full impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still not being felt, there are indications that a side effect of the Act is rising costs for workers’ compensation coverage. The ACA was passed five years ago, but many of the more demanding portions of the Act were not in effect until the last couple of years.

Stephanie Metzinger

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently identified the 10 most serious cited violations for 2015. Although some of these have little to do with agriculture, a number of them do occur with some frequency in farming operations. Fall protection was the most frequently cited serious accident with approximately 6,000 violations nationwide, while scaffolding came in second with more than 4,000 incidents. 

Stephanie Metzinger

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