Did you know? In the Field there
is a need for hygiene too!: This photonovel discusses
the importance of proper hygiene in the field. Join Paco, Luis,
and Carmello for their lunch break. Carmello and Luis discuss
their personal experiences, Paco's hygiene mishaps, and their
friend Lalo's illness. Topics covered include the importance of
toilet use in the field, proper handwashing, fruit and vegetable
handling, safe food storage, and washing clothes after working
in the field. Each novella is bilingual (English and Spanish).
here - Spanish)
Good Hygiene Protects
Everyone: This booklet discusses the importance of proper
field hygiene to produce safety. It covers the need for drinking
water and proper hydration, proper use of field toilets and handwashing
facilities, and how workers can protect themselves and the crops
they harvest. Each book is in full color and bilingual (English
and Spanish). (Download
here - Spanish)
Food Safety - Farm & Packinghouse
Record Keeping Sheets (Cornell University, Free): These
free, downloadable Record Keeping Sheets will help growers implement
GAP's and the appropriate record keeping on their operations. Record
keeping is critical, particularly if you plan to have a third party
audit or quality assurance certification. These record keeping sheets
are templates and should be customized to reflect your standard
operation procedures. These sheets were developed in collaboration
with New York State Department of Agricultural and Markets Farm
Inspectors and Cornell Cooperative Extension Education. (Download
Food Safety Begins on the
Farm A Growers' Guide: This 28-page color booklet provides
an overview of good agricultural practices that can be implemented
on farm and in packing houses as well as background information
on foodborne illnesses related to produce consumption. (Download
here - Spanish)
English Guide. 225.E.BOK - $5.00/Booklet
Spanish Guide. 225.S.BOK - $5.00/Booklet
Reduce Microbial Risks with
GAPs (English & Spanish): This bi-fold brochure summarizes
good agricultural practices from pre-planting through post-harvest
here - Spanish)
English Guide. 226.E.BRO - $1.00/Brochure
Spanish Guide. 226.S.BRO - $1.00/Brouchure
GAPs Presentation CD (English):
The CD includes the "Food Safety Begins on the Farm" booklet in
PDF format, a series of PowerPoint presentations on the program,
and additional GAP's related information.
CD-ROM English & Spanish. 227.B.CDR - $15.00/CD-ROM
Worker Food Safety Laminated Posters (English & Spanish):
Set of three laminated posters containing graphic images and text
in English and Spanish instructing proper use of field toilets,
proper disposal of used toilet paper, and proper hand washing.
English & Spanish. 228.B.PST - $5.75/Set of 3 Posters
A Grower Self Assessment of
Food Safety Risks Manual (English only): The assessment
is designed to guide growers through the process of identifying
risks particular to their operation, developing appropriate solutions,
implementing good agricultural practices and developing a farm food
safety plan. This document has 21 sections allowing growers to evaluate
sanitation, worker hygiene, wild animals, water use, farm biosecurity,
and crisis management. Each section contains worksheets so that
growers can document their progress and plan for GAP's implementation.
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English Manual. 229.E.MNL - $20.00/Manual
Fruits, Vegetables, and Food
Safety: Health and Hygiene on the Farm video: Designed
to be part of a comprehensive worker training program, this 15-minute
video offers guidance to workers on proper handwashing and toilet
use, with emphasis on how their health affects the safety of fresh
fruits and vegetables. Hygiene topices discussed in this video are
reinforced in the Field Hygiene Poster Series. Available in DVD
and VHS formats, each video contains both the English and Spanish
versions. A Hmong version is available on a separate DVD.
English and Spanish. #230.B.VHS - $29/VHS
English and Spanish #230.B.DVD - $29/DVD
"Fun Fruit & Very Vegetable
Tour" Coloring Book (English & Spanish): Originally
developed for children of farm workers, this book follows three
children as they tour the United States produce industry to see
how fruits and vegetables are grown, harvested and sold. Main learning
themes include the importance of handwashing and the nutritional
value of fruit and vegetables consumption. Each book is bilingual
and appropriate for ages 5-10.
English & Spanish Booklet. 231.B.BOK - $1.75/Booklet
Sticker: This self-adhesive sticker states "This
Water Is for Hand-washing Only." Complies with Cal/OSHA
Field Sanitation regulation requiring the labeling of hand-washing
English and Spanish. #605.B.STK
- $4.95/pack of 5 stickers
Safety Training Card: A card
which acknowledges that equipment operators are authorized
to operate designated equipment as recorded on back of card.
Equipment operators are instruct to carry the card when
operating equipment. A pad of 20 perforated card-stock sheets
(8½" x 11") of 10 cards (3¼" x 2")each sheet.
English. #210.E.FRM - $9.95/pad
of 20 sheets
Emergency Numbers: These 3¾" x 6" stickers
comply with DPR pesticide posting requirement. English
and Spanish. #209.B.STK - $4.95/ pack of 10 stickers
Inspection Survey: Inspection form and checklist
used for documenting safety inspections. Printed on 8½"
x 11" paper in pads of 50.
English and Spanish. #214.B.FRM
Facility Maintenance Instructions and Record: Cal/OSHA
requires ag employers to maintain written maintenance and
service records for toilet facilities. This form has a maintenance
checklist and a place to record servicing. Pads 50.
Space Warning Sign: This sturdy plastic sign
clearly identifies an area as "Danger Confined Space - Permission
Required - Do Not Enter" in English and Spanish. Sign measures
English and Spanish. #207.B.SGN -
English and Spanish with Stern Face and Upright
Hand Graphic. #208.B.SGN - $3.50/sign
Space Warning Sign: This sturdy plastic
sign clearly identifies an area as "Danger Confined
Space - Permission Required - Do Not Enter" in English
and Spanish. Sign measures (13"X 15").
English and Spanish. #207.B.SGN - $3.50/sign
English and Spanish with Stern Face
and Upright Hand Graphic. #208.B.SGN - $3.50/sign
Action Plan Manual: Title 8, CCR § 3220 and
§ 3221 require California employers to have a written Emergency
Action Plan and Fire Prevention Plan when a company has
established emergency procedures. This manual helps you
establish emergency procedures, including methods to account
for employee safety after evacuations, and provides a training
program for your employees. The manual discusses alarm systems,
evacuations, and general emergency preparedness.
English and Spanish, with audio cassette
tapes. #220.B.MNL - $69/manual
Compliance CD-ROM: The Farm Employers Labor
Service (FELS®) has produced a compliance CD-ROM containing
a review of the new regulation and aids to assist agricultural
employers to comply with the regulation. These aids include
safety materials, company policies and procedures, and useful
Igloo Water Coolers:
The Farm Employers Labor Service and the California Farm
Bureau are pleased to offer Igloo "heat stress education"
coolers to assist your efforts to comply with the CalOSHA
Heat Illness Prevention Standard. This cooler is available
in 5- and 10-gallon sizes, and are printed in both Spanish
and English, offering the following reminders to prevent
heat illness: drink cool water frequently, rest in shade,
wear proper clothing, watch for heat illness symptoms
and know your emergency procedures. Click
here to order Igloo Cooler
Illness Reminders Cooler Decals: Many farmers have
purchased Igloo Heat Illness Education Coolers through FELS,
but some have requested decals to update their existing
water coolers and convey the same reminders to workers to
avoid heat illness: · Drink Cool Water Frequently · Rest
in Shade · Wear Proper Clothing · Watch Heat-Illness Symptoms
· Know Your Emergency Procedures FELS has produced cooler
decals with these reminders in English and Spanish. The
can be affixed anywhere on the outside of the cooler, and
feature permanent adhesive and fade-resistant pigments for
long life. $4.95/bundle of 5
Procedures Manual: As well as explaining the Cal/OSHA
Lockout/Blockout requirement, this manual contains a sample
program with related forms and logs, lockout/blockout training
program (recorded on audio cassettes in English and Spanish),
illustration of training material, and trainee handouts.
English and Spanish with audio cassettes
tapes. #630.B.MNL - $69/manual
Hazard Communication Program for Pesticide Handlers:
This pesticide training program for handlers and field employees
helps California employers comply with pesticide hazard
communication regulations. Recorded on audio cassette.
English and Spanish with audio cassette
tapes. #613.B.MNL - $69/program
- How to Comply With the Worker Protection Standard for
Agricultural Pesticide: This free EPA compliance
CD contains information that employers need to know to comply
with the EPA Worker Protection Standard and additional resources.
The CD includes a training video. To order call 1-888-663-2155.
English and Spanish video with resources.
#EPA-305-C-06-001, Ag Center #53000
Handers and the Worker Protection Standard:
This free EPA CD contains a playable video which meets the
federal Worker Protection Standard training requirements
for pesticide handlers. To order call 1-888-663-2155.
English and Spanish video (50 minutes).
#EPA-305-C-04-002, Ag Center #53145
Pesticide Risks: An Interactive Program for Training Pesticide
Handlers: This UC Davis IPM program is comprised
of two tools. There is a 113-page instructor's manual is
designed to be used with the video, Reducing Pesticide Risks:
An Interactive Program for Training Pesticide Handlers.
The video has five-episodes about a farm owner and a recently
hired employee. It portrays their discussions on pesticide
illnesses and injuries. Topics include how to protect yourself
when you handle pesticides, how to safely handle pesticides
and their containers, how to apply pesticides safely, and
how to clean up after handling pesticides.
English and Spanish with
manual and DVD. #999.B.MAN - $35/binder
Protection Manual: This comprehensive manual
reviews the respiratory protection requirement for CAL/OSHA
that changed in 1999. Also contains a model written program,
employee training program (also on audio cassette tapes
in English & Spanish), fit testing instructions, illustrations,
exam, forms, and handouts.
English & Spanish with audio cassette
tapes.#204.B.MNL - $69/manual
Train-the-Trainer for Pesticide Safety Training of Field
Workers and Pesticide Handlers: Manual designed
to accompany a comprehensive training course about pesticide
safety, TRAIN-THE-TRAINER GUIDE FOR FIELD WORKERS AND PESTICIDE
HANDLERS. DPR approved. Program includes a review of the
pesticide safety regulations, tips on training people, trainer
course material, and sample exam.
Series: Each Tailgate Series includes four
short "tailgate" safety sessions on the topics listed below
and includes written material, illustrations, and audio
cassettes. English and Spanish.
Series #1: 1) Safely Working Around Agricultural Machinery 2) Protective Clothing 3) Safely Handling Pesticides 4) Basic First Aid
English and Spanish with audio cassette tapes. #621.B.BOK
1) Safely Working Around and With Electricity
2) Working Safely in the Farm/Ranch Shop
3) Back Injury Prevention
4) Defensive Driving
English and Spanish with audio cassette tapes. #622.B.BOK
1) Preventing Slips & Trips
2) Proper Use of a Respirator
3) Safely Working With and Around Farm/Ranch Animals
4) Safely Working With and Around Tractors
English and Spanish with audio cassette tapes. #623.B.BOK
All three Ag Tailgate Series listed above. #620.B.KIT
- $89/set of 3 programs
Circle the Unsafe
Work Practices: How many unsafe work practices
can your employees identify? These safety sheets are fun
new way to discuss safety. Hand out a picture and ask employees
to identify the unsafe work practices. A great safety training
refresher. English on one side, Spanish on the other. Printed
in pads of 25.
English and Spanish. Pruning
Safety #626.B.PIC - $6/pad
English and Spanish. Forklift
Safety #627.B.PIC - $6/pad
English and Spanish. Tractor
Safety #628.B.PIC - $6/pad
Ag Safety Training (FAST) Programs: These
programs have been developed to help you train your employees
in a variety of safety areas. Each program includes a "tailgate"
session with written material, handouts, illustrations,
exam, audio cassettes, and documents to record training
sessions. English and Spanish. Please order by title and
Harvesters - English and Spanish . #616.B.MNL
Drivers - English and Spanish . #609.B.MNL -
Tomato Sorters and Machine
Operators - English and Spanish . #611.B.MNL
in Agriculture - Training Booklet: This 15-page
booklet contains the basics for training forklift operators.
It contains a forklift graphic and exam for forklift drivers.
In English and Spanish.
English and Spanish. #632.B.BOK - $5.95/booklet
Guide: This 24-page booklet is ideal for pesticide
training. Some of the subjects covered in the guide are:
how to handle pesticides, storing pesticides, symptoms of
pesticide poisoning and first aid procedures.
English and Spanish. #202.B.BOK - $4.95/booklet
Risks: This programs includes an instructor's
manual to be used with an accompanying video. The manual
(English only) provide an instructor with ideas and examples
of interactive activities to increase comprehension of the
pesticide-related workplace subjects and ways workers can
avoid pesticide hazards. The videos and accompanying activities
cover every point that must be addressed in Worker Protection
Standard (WPS) training for fieldworkers and handlers. The
training program was developed by U.C. Davis I.P.M.
English and Spanish video with manual. #635.B.MNL
Work Practices Manual: This manual discusses
over 80 safe work practices for agriculture-related jobs.
Ideal for tailgate safety training.
English and Spanish. #601.B.MNL - $25/manual
Safety training in English and Spanish conducted by FELS
bilingual staff. Safety subjects include back safety, tractor
safety, handling pesticides, pruning, tomato harvesting,
and many others. #FELS-208 Call for more details.