In an effort to facilitate industry-wide adoption of the CDC-DOL interim guidance for agriculture workers and employers, Western Growers (WG) recently completed a three-part webinar series addressing the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures on produce farms and in facilities.
Conducted in partnership with leading experts from industry and academia – including Colorado State University, Cornell University, Rutgers University and U.C. Davis – the webinar recordings, slide decks and resources are now available for download.
Part 1: Basics of COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plans
- Current COVID-19 state-of-play
- Key risk factors for produce operations
- How to develop an assessment and control plan
- Screening and monitoring workers
- What to do if a worker gets COVID-19, or has been exposed to COVID-19
Part 2: Assessment and Control Plans Do’s and Don’ts
- Hierarchy of controls approach
- Engineering controls
- Cleaning and sanitizing
- Administrative controls
- Personal Protective Equipment
Part 3: Shared Housing and Transportation
- Importance of leadership
- Using cohort strategy
- Employee housing
- Shared transportation
- Quarantine and isolation plans
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