An Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), also referred to as a written safety program, provides a written description of the programs and policies an employer has put into place to provide a safe work environment for its employees. Successful implementation of a safety program requires commitment from all levels within an organization to place a primary emphasis on safety – a commitment that, when adhered to and reinforced by all employees, ensures that workers can return safely to their families at the end of every shift.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture announced four upcoming listening sessions where the public can outline their concerns in advance of negotiation for the 2023 federal Farm Bill.

The listening sessions will be held:

Aug. 10, 2022

Virtual via Zoom, with Spanish interpretation provided.

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Register here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtde2qrDIvGtB0krzFIkOl1BXPhlZ0qsy-

Gail Delihant

Western Growers is among more than 70 organizations who are asking California Governor Gavin Newsom to provide a short-term pause in enforcement of AB 5 via Executive Order in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court declining late last month to consider a challenge to the law brought by the California Trucking Association.

In a letter to Newsom, the organizations ask for the pause as well as calling for labor and industry to come to the table to negotiate a path forward to preserve small business trucking in the state and prevent further disruptions to the supply chain.

Matthew Allen

On Monday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was extending the compliance dates for pre-harvest agricultural water provisions and outlined in the 2021 agricultural water proposed rule.

The 2021 agricultural water proposed rule, if finalized, will require farms to conduct annual systems-based agricultural water assessments to determine and guide appropriate measures to minimize potential risks associated with pre-harvest agricultural water.

Sonia Salas

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