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Worker Health and Safety

FIELD SANITATION AND WORKER HYGIENE

Portable Hand-washing Units
Overview of improved portable hand-washing stations designed by N.C. State University that are practical to construct for N.C. growers. With the new units, farming operations can reduce food safety risks and limit costs.

Farm Instructional Posters (PDF)
Posters from Cornell University instructing employees in both Spanish and English to use the field toilet, to put toilet paper in the toilet and to wash hands often.

Field Information System (PDF)
The N.C. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Division publishes industry standards regarding the availability of and access to toilets.

Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce (PDF)
A self-assessment from the Kansas State University Food*A*Syst program for growers to examine food safety risks on-farm, including water, wildlife and pests, compost and pesticide use, worker health and hygiene, postharvest operations and cleaning and sanitizing frequency.

Hand Hygiene and Hand Sanitizers
Discusses the importance of hand washing and the most effective methods for daily hand washing and hand hygiene.

WORKER HEALTH

Is it a Cold or an Allergy? (Spanish)
Poster from the National Institutes of Health compares the symptoms, prevention, treatment and potential complications of a cold and an allergy.

Is it a Cold or the Flu? (Spanish)
Poster from the National Institutes of Health compares the symptoms, prevention, treatment and potential complications of a cold and the flu.

WORKER SAFETY

Safe Lifting and Carrying Techniques (PDF) (Spanish)
This script can be used to deliver a 10- to 15-minute training session to employees. Ideally you should demonstrate proper lifting techniques as part of your presentation.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
OHSA’s mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths. OSHA is determined to use its limited resources effectively to stimulate management commitment and employee participation in comprehensive workplace safety and health programs.