CalOSHA Issues Workplace Guidance for Ag

CalOSHA Issues Workplace Guidance for Agriculture The California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety & Health (CalOSHA) has released a safety and health guidance document for agricultural employers. The document contains information, recommendations, and requirements for agricultural employers on how to update their Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) to include preventing the…

Congress Debates a Potential Phase 4

Congress Debates a Potential Phase 4 April 9, 2020 Immediately after passing the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the $2 trillion Phase 3 stimulus bill, Congress was already discussing about whether to do a Phase 4 bill and what might be included if any legislation was put forward. Talk from D.C. indicates…

COVID-19: State Resources – New Mexico

COVID-19: New Mexico Resources Sec. of Health issues Public Health order On March 23, 2020, New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel issued a Public Health Order further limiting mass gatherings, defined as 5 or more people in a single room, and ordering the closing of all businesses except those deemed essential. As defined in New…

COVID-19: Federal Resources

COVID-19: Federal Resources White House  Food & Drug Administration (FDA)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19  U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) COVID-19 Guidance Centers for Disease & Control (CDC): COVID-19 Information  CDC Guidance for Businesses & Employers  How to Protect Yourself and Others  Critical Infrastructure: Food & Agriculture Workers

COVID-19: State Resources – Arizona

COVID-19: Arizona Resources Governor Ducey issues “Stay Home” Order On March 30, 2020, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order instituting a “Stay home, Stay healthy, Stay connected” policy for the State of Arizona. Under the policy, all Arizonans are to limit their time away from their place of residence or property, and “may leave their place…

COVID-19: State Resources – California

COVID-19: California Resources Governor Newsom Issues “Stay at Home” Order In California, Governor Newsom has issued a “Stay at Home” Executive Order as of the evening of March 19, 2020. All individuals in the State of California are ordered to stay home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of…

Federal Government Update

Federal Government On March 29, 2020 President Trump announced he was extending the federal social distancing guidelines through April 30th. On Capitol Hill, Congress has initiated a response to the COVID-19 pandemic to address the economy and health issues of the nation. The response is being rolled out in phases, with Phase 1, Phase 2,…

Help APG advocate for funding to combat NOW

Help APG advocate for funding to combat NOW American Pistachio Growers (APG) has been integrally involved in obtaining federally funding for the Center for Health Science & Technology Laboratory in Phoenix, AZ. The facility was originally commissioned by the cotton industry to raise sterile pink bollworm for area-wide releases in an effort to suppress the…