- Author: Ryan Jacobsen
- Contributor: Stephen J. Vasquez
The second annual Raisin and Wine Grape Mechanical Harvest Safety Training is set for July 18, 2012 at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall in Easton CA, located at 172 W. Jefferson Ave.
Training will be provided in both English and Spanish.
The free training for farm employees and supervisors will increase awareness and improve safety in the field during mechanical raisin and wine grape harvest. Trained participants are expected to pass the information on to the individuals they supervise.
“This is an excellent opportunity to prepare employees for a safe harvest season for Fresno County’s number one crop, grapes and raisins,” said Fresno County Farm Bureau Executive Director/CEO Ryan Jacobsen.
Participants will take part in breakout sessions, including: OSHA regulations; harvester safety; and tractor and equipment safety.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m.; the training will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
The training is sponsored by the Fresno County Farm Bureau, Nisei Farmers League, Raisin Bargaining Association, Sun-Maid and Allied Grape Growers.
Please provide the name of each participant and which session, English or Spanish, they will participate in.