Join us for a webinar on April 30 to learn how to obtain approval to use the Tractor-Mounted Personnel Platforms (TPPs).

The California Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board recently granted Grimmway Farms a permanent variance for use of its tractor-mounted personnel platforms to transport irrigation workers in the fields. This webinar, conducted by Joel H. Sherman, Grimmway’s Director, Safety & Workers' Compensation and Jason Resnick, Western Growers' Vice President and General Counsel, will discuss Grimmway’s experience in seeking and obtaining approval to use the TPPs and explain the process for obtaining approval.

Jason Resnick

AgSafe, an agriculture-based safety organization, has developed a food safety training course for produce harvesting. This class will be helpful to everyone in the produce business especially those involved in harvesting specialty crops.  It will give supervisors, foremen, crew leads and field workers basic knowledge regarding sanitation and hygiene principles that are often noted in food safety audits. 

Greg Nelson

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) has issued a Notice of Modifications to the Text of Proposed Regulations and addition of an Addendum to the Initial Statement of Reasons to the regulatory action affecting Farm Labor Contractor (FLC) licensing requirements. The DLSE also added additional documents the agency has relied upon in drafting the proposed regulations. These regulations were initially issued in the fall of 2013. Since that time one public hearing has been conducted and comments were received by industry and other stakeholders.

Jason Resnick

Today, April 8, is the last day to register for the Piece-Rate compensation Compliance Workshop.  And if you are planning on attending, we want to remind you of the new location and time for the workshop announced in Spotlight last week.  The new time is 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  The new location is: Monterey County Agriculture Commissioner’s Conference Room, 1435 Abbott Street, Salinas.

Jason Resnick

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