FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IR #2008-32
June 6, 2008

CONTACT:
Kate McGuire
Dean Fryer
(415) 703-5050
Internet: www.dir.ca.gov


Location of EEEC FREE Agriculture Contractors and Employer Workshop Moved

WHO

Robert Jones, Deputy Secretary, Labor and Workforce Development Agency
David Dorame, Director, Economic and Employment Enforcement Coalition
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
Division of Occupational Health and Safety
Employment Development Department
U.S. Department of Labor

WHAT

Location of Agriculture Contractors and Employer Workshop has been moved to a larger venue.

WHEN

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 from 2-4 p.m.

WHERE

Alliance Enterprise Center conference room
1020 10th Street, Suite 102
Modesto, CA

WHY

To accommodate greater participation, the workshop will be held at a larger facility in Modesto. Presenters will provide up to date information and answer questions on laws and regulations in the agriculture industry.

Presenters will also focus on outdoor heat illness prevention measures for employers and employees in the agriculture industry.

Employers will learn about their responsibilities under California law regarding outdoor heat illness regulations passed in 2005 by the Governor to prevent employee injuries and deaths from heat illness exposure working outdoors.

Other topics covered will include:

  • Developing an effective outdoor heat illness prevention plan—especially for those who are not proficient in the English language;
  • Educating employees on adjusting to working in the outdoor heat;
  • Recognizing heat illness symptoms;
  • Providing accessible and clean drinking water for employees;
  • Training employers on outdoor heat illness prevention and
  • Having proper shade and cooling stations for employees.

Agriculture contractors and employers are encouraged to attend.

 

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