July 2, 2020

Western Growers COVID-19 Webinar Series

As many Western states enter peak summer harvest season, there is increasing concern over the potential impact of COVID-19 on the agricultural workforce. To minimize the risks of disruption to our farms and food supply, the CDC and U.S. Department of Labor recently released joint guidance for agriculture workers and employers.

To facilitate industry-wide adoption of this guidance, Western Growers has teamed up with experts from U.C. Davis, Rutgers University and Colorado State University to conduct a three-part webinar series addressing the practical implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures on produce farms and in facilities.

Click on the links below to access the first two webinar recordings:

Part One: Basics of COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plans

Topics Covered

  • 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

Click below for the resources and PowerPoint presentation used in this webinar:

Part Two: Assessment and Control Plans: Do’s and Don’ts

Topics Covered

  • Hierarchy of controls approach
  • Engineering controls
  • Cleaning and sanitizing
  • Administrative controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Click below for the resources and PowerPoint presentation used in this webinar:

The third and final webinar, which will focus on shared housing and transportation, will be held on July 9th at 11:00 a.m.

Please contact Cory Lunde at [email protected] for access to any of the resources covered in the first two webinars, or for information on how to register for the final presentation in the Western Growers COVID-19 Webinar Series.