COVID-19

Cal-OSHA Guidance for Ag, Updated Surface Sanitizers List and Additional Resources

Cal-OSHA Guidance for Ag, Updated Surface Sanitizers List and Additional Resources

Cal-OSHA Guidance for Ag

OSHA has issued the following guidance documents on COVID-19 for Ag operations. This document can serve as a good checklist for your operations. 

Updated Surface Sanitizer List

CRC Industry Affairs Manager Roberta Firoved has updated the list to further refine materials available in California. The company list previous sent remains the same.

UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety

Another good source for COVID-19 resources is the UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety for documents in both English and Spanish. Information for growers, employers as well as farmworkers is provided. The issue of wearing a respirator is also addressed.

COVID-19 Information for Rice in One Spot

We have consolidated all of the e-Coms we have been sending on the Calricenews.org website under the COVID-19 tab. All future posts will go under the same topic heading. 

Document Links:

Cal-OSHA Infection Prevention in Ag

CA List of Approved Surface Disinfectants by Type 04-03-20

CA List of Approved Surface Disinfectants by Company 04-03-20

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Reminder: Upcoming Deadline to apply for Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Reminder: Upcoming Deadline to apply for Second Round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

A reminder that December 11 is the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2), which was expanded to include rice grown in California. Due to COVID restrictions and staffing safeguards processing, applications may take longer than expected. The agency offers multiple options to apply which can be found on this website.  If you choose to sign up for CFAP2 through the Farm Service Agency, keep in mind that you can place your 2021 crop under loan at the same time.

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New OSHA Covid-19 Emergency Regulations for Employers

New OSHA Covid-19 Emergency Regulations for Employers

See the attached review of significant new emergency regulations adopted by OSHA. The emergency regulations will go into effect when approved by OAL no later than November 30 and possibly earlier. They require a number of new mandates for employers which will impact rice including: employee testingreporting and record keeping and exclusion from the workplace for a positive test for 14 days. 

Thanks to Kahn, Soares, Conway for this report. Click here to download the report (pdf).