CAL/OSHA Top Citation for 2017-18 in Ag Industry

Dan Agri-Business, General, Regulation

Agriculture Workers Picking Lettuce in Salinas valley California

Every year California’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CAL/OSHA) releases a report with details of the top-cited violations across several industries for the previous year.  The report specific to the agriculture industry showed for the year 2017 to 2018, businesses were cited 345 times for a total of $1,154,682 in fines.

AgSafe CEO Amy Wolfe said the most cited violation was a failure to comply with heat illness prevention standard.  The second highest in violation is a failure to have an injury and illness prevention program.  Most of the time, Wolf said the violations are given not because a business doesn’t have a proper plan but because they don’t follow through with the paperwork.

Listen to the full interview below.

CAL/OSHA Top Citation for 2017-18 in Ag Industry

Danielle Leal
Multi-Media Journalist & AgNet News Hour Anchor