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 effects of California’s continuing drought will soon be felt by more American consumers, according to an Arizona State University researcher. The increases are also likely to be significant enough to affect some consumer behavior.  The information released yesterday indicates categories of produce for which consumers are expected to pay higher prices due to the state’s extremely below average rainfall.

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