More than 150 tech experts, educators, government leaders and agricultural stakeholders gathered during the AgtechX Ed Summit at Reedley College last Wednesday to discuss how to transition the ag workforce to master rapidly developing on-farm technology. The half-day event resulted in new and innovative ideas for upskilling the agricultural workforce to meet critical labor needs, with “collaboration” ranking as the top solution.

Stephanie Metzinger

Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH), and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA); three agencies, one mission: improving and protecting the health and safety of workers across all industries. Each of these three agencies (collectively, “OSHA”) sets health and safety standards, provides outreach, education, permitting, licensing, and certification.

When faced with an unannounced OSHA workplace inspection, employers may – without risk of penalty:

Cal/OSHA is now urging all workers to wear face coverings indoors regardless of their vaccination status. The guidance comes in response to an uptick in state COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Cal/OSHA is aligning its guidance with California's Department of Public Health, which updated its masking guidance last month in light of rising cases and plateauing vaccination rates.


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