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(Including Food Safety)

 
 


Food Safety


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). (Download here - Spanish)

Did you know? Your kitchen could be a source of illness!: Did you know? Your kitchen could be a source of illness! S. Auger, M. Colindres, Editors: E.A. Bihn, R.B. Gravani, and K. Embrey © 2006 Learn safe food preparation techniques by following the Valdez Family as they learn first hand the perils of foodborne illness and how to prevent food contamination. This guide provides food safety tips for all stages of food preparation, including shopping, kitchen cleaning, handwashing, defrosting foods, separating raw meats from fresh produce, fruit and vegetable preparation, cooking times and temperatures, proper refrigeration, storing leftovers, pest control, kitchen sanitation and more. Each novella is bilingual (English and Spanish). (Download 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 here)

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 handling. (Download 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. (Download here - allow 2-3 minutes to load)
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

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Safety Forms

Hand-Washing Container 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 containers. Handwashing-sticker.jpg
English and Spanish. #605.B.STK - $4.95/pack of 5 stickers

Operator's 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


Pesticide 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

Safety 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 - $5.95/pad

Sanitation 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.
English and Spanish. #118.B.FRM - $3.95/pad

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SAFETY COMPLIANCE MANUALS & AIDS


Confine 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

Confine 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

Emergency 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

Heat-Illness 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 web links.
Heat-Illness CD-ROM . . . . #413.B.CDR - $15/CD-ROM

 

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

 

Heat 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
Heat Illness Reminders Cooler Decals . . . . #430.B.STK - $4.95/bundle of 5 decals

Lockout/Blockout 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

Pesticide 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

Pesticide - 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 - Free/CD

Pesticides 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 - Free/CD

Reducing 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 & DVD

Respiratory 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.
English. #509.E.MNL - $49/manual
Spanish. #509.S.MNL - $49/manual

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SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAMS

Ag Tailgate Series
Series #1
Series #2
Series #3
Circle the Unsafe Work Practices
Tractor Safety
Equipment (Large) Farm & Construction Safety Manuals
FELS Ag Safety Training (FAST) Programs
Grape Harvesters
Forklift Operators in Agriculture - Training Booklet
Reducing Pesticide Risks
Safe Work Practices Manual
Safety Training
Tomato Sorters and Machine Operators
Tractor Booklets
Tractor Drivers


Ag Tailgate Series: Each Tailgate Series includes four short "tailgate" safety sessions on the topics listed below and includes written material and illustrations. 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 #621.B.BOK - $35/each
Series #2:
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 #622.B.BOK - $35/each
Series #3:
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 #623.B.BOK - $35/each
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

Equipment (Large) Farm & Construction Safety Manuals: These safety manuals cover a wide range of large equipment used in farm and construction settings. The manual are produced and sold by Association of Equiment Manufactures. Many of the manuals are translated into Spanish. Click here for a listing of the equipment safety manuals. To order these safety manuals go to: Roller Compactor Safety Manual RC-0809

FELS 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 item number.
  • Grape Harvesters - English and Spanish . #616.B.MNL - $39./Program
  • Tractor Drivers - English and Spanish . #609.B.MNL - $39./Program
  • Tomato Sorters and Machine Operators - English and Spanish . #611.B.MNL - $39./Program

Forklift Operators 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

Pesticide Safety 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

Reducing Pesticide 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 - $49/program

Safe 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: 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.

Tomato Sorters and Machine Operators. See FELS Ag Safety Training (FAST) Programs.

Tractor Booklets: These illustrated, pocket-sized booklets explain the nine Cal/OSHA rules required to be reviewed annually with tractor operators. 12 pages; English and Spanish. In packets of five.
English and Spanish. #604.B.BOK - $ 6/packet of booklets

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