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New California Workplace Safety Standards for Nighttime Agricultural Workers

Click here to read Cressinda Schlag’s blog from JacksonLewis regarding the new regulation that took effect July 1st.


 

2020 County Committee Elections  Nominations for local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee elections began on June 15.  Committee members are a critical component of the day-to-day operations of FSA.  They help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level.  Farmers who serve on committees help decide the kind of programs their counties will offer.  They work to make FSA agricultural programs serve the needs of local producers. Click here for full details.


ASCHA recommends consulting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for public health information.

COVID-19 COMPLIMENTARY RESOURCES

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Labor on June 2 released joint interim guidance for agricultural workers and employers to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and to help lower the disease’s impact at agricultural worksites.

The interim guidance is targeted for agriculture workers – individuals working at farms, ranches, and other production agriculture work sites – and their employers, but includes a variety of recommendations that may be applied and/or adapted to other types of agricultural operations.

The guidance addresses numerous topics, including:

  • exposure risk among agriculture workers and employers;
  • creating a COVID-19 assessment and control plan;
  • screening and monitoring workers;
  • managing sick workers and addressing return to work after exposure to COVID-19;
  • cleaning, disinfection, and sanitation;
  • administrative controls;
  • personal protective equipment (PPE); and
  • special considerations for shared housing, transportation and children.

Click here for the full report.

Click here to view the Ag Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment & Control Plan.

Click the graphic above to view the webinar, click here to see the presentation slides.

State & Local List of Contacts for COVID-19

Employer & Front Line Supervisor Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Department of Labor–Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSHA’s primary resource is the COVID-19 Safety and Health Topics Page. This page is being updated routinely and we encourage you to review it frequently. General guidance released and housed on this page includes:

Enforcement Memorandums: Eight (8) memorandums related to COVID-19 are in effect and intended to be time-limited to the current public health crisis:

Department of Homeland Security:

U.S. Department of Agriculture:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

Occupational Safety & Health Administration:

Food and Drug Administration:

Canadian Food Inspection Agency-Coronavirus disease (COVID-19):  Information for industry