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FCFB's Rural Health and Safety provides guidance and safety classes on health and safety issues affecting Fresno County agricultural businesses, producers, families and employees.

Contact FCFB for a seminar schedule or to request a class.

Safety Seminars

Cotton Harvest Safety Training

Cotton Harvest Safety Training

In conjunction with State Fund, we hold our annual Cotton Harvest Safety Training.  The annual safety program is directed to cotton harvest equipment operators, crews, ginners, and farm workers in conjunction with farm managers/supervisors and growers.  All segments are conducted in both English and Spanish.  The training is an excellent opportunity to prepare workers for a safe harvest season by reviewing equipment, electrical, road, and pesticide safety.  Informational handouts and certificates of participation are provided to document safety and health training.

Cotton Harvest Safety Training

Raisin and Wine Grape Mechanical Harvest Safety Training

In conjunction with area ag organizations, we hold our annual Raisin and Wine Grape Mechanical Harvest Safety Training.  The annual safety program is directed to farm employees and supervisors to increase awareness and improve safety in the field during harvest.  All segments are conducted in both English and Spanish.  The training is an excellent opportunity to prepare workers for a safe harvest season by reviewing safety procedures.  Informational handouts and certificates of participation are provided to document safety and health training.

Heat Stress Seminar

Hazardous Materials Transportation Training

In conjunction with California Safety Training Corporation, we host an agriculture hazardous materials transportation training. The training is for persons 21 years and older, who have a current class C driver’s license.  Participants will receive a DL-267 certificate that will enable them to legally transport hazardous agricultural materials on public roadways, (within a 50 mile radius) without a commercial driver’s license. All segments are conducted in both English and Spanish.

Heat Stress Seminar

Heat Stress Training

In conjunction with State Compensation Insurance Fund, we host a Heat Illness Prevention Seminar. The seminar focuses on ways to prevent heat-induced illnesses for field and farm employees, and will discuss current regulations governing heat stress prevention that were approved in 2005. All segments will be conducted in both English and Spanish.

This is an excellent opportunity to prepare supervisors and employees for safe summer time working conditions. Informational handouts and certificates of participation will be provided to document safety and health training.

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Tractor Safety

Train the Trainer: Tractor safety

In conjunction with State Compensation Insurance Fund, we host “Train the Trainer” tractor safety classes. The program will call attention to training requirements and will provide hands-on demonstrations.