2017 Agriculture Safety Days: Wenatchee (Feb 1) & Yakima (Feb 22)

blog-farmWashington L&I will be hosting Agriculture Safety Days at the Wenatchee Convention Center on February 1 and at the Yakima Convention Center on February 22, an annual event that offers safety and health training to all who work within the agricultural industry.  Topics include:

  • Learning to investigate and prevent accidents
  • Safety tips for trellis farming
  • Tractor safety refresher
  • The top 10 health hazards in agriculture

Space remains for interested exhibitors.  General admission is $85 at the door and pre-registration discounts are available.  Click here for Wenatchee registration and here for Yakima registration.

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For those interested in pesticide use, Mike Peterson (English) and Anna Gross (Spanish) of Gradient will be presenting on “Pesticide Toxicology 101” at both Agriculture Safety Days.

New Continuing Ed Program Offered by NWCOHS: Assessing Biological and Chemical Risks in the Workplace

From NWCOHS: “This course will not only provide a useful framework for all safety managers but will illustrate lessons learned and best practices through a variety of case studies. This approach will demonstrate the utility of the risk assessment frame in safety management. Practical “in field” experiences will be shared that should allow the attendee to save time and point to effective approaches for daily work as well as for strategic planning.”

Source/Registration: NWCOHS