Farm Safety Day offers refresher course on pesticides for workers
Gary Valente of John Kautz Farms, Kim Martin of the County Agriculture Commissioner’s office and Gary Holms of Vino Farms teach a group of local farmworkers proper mixing and loading techniques for working with pesticides on Thursday. The group was one of dozens learning how to handle pesticides during Farm Safety Day, sponsored by the Lodi Chamber of Commerce’s Agribusiness Committee.
Posted: Friday, March 9, 2012 12:00 am
A team of volunteers in black baseball caps demonstrated the differences between two breathing masks farmworkers are required to wear when spraying pesticides in a field of vineyards. A group of local farmworkers listened attentively.
Trainer Jag Signh Batth displayed a sophisticated air purifying respirator, next to a simple cotton mask with elastic strings.
Friday, March 9, 2012 12:00 am.