Heat illness workshop set for Easton Tuesday

The Fresno BeeMarch 24, 2014 

A heat illness prevention workshop is being held today in Easton as part of a series of statewide meetings to educate farm employers about the dangers of heat stress.

The workshop will be held at the C.P.D.E.S. Hall, 172 W. Jefferson Ave., Easton. More than 400 employers and supervisors are expected to be trained at the Easton event.

The training sessions are made possible through sponsorships and support from more than 20 agricultural organizations in the state, including Nisei Farmers League, California Grape and Tree Fruit League, California Cotton Ginners and Growers Associations, Western Agricultural Processors Association and the Fresno County Farm Bureau.

More than 1,000 farm labor contractors, field supervisors and growers are expected to participate in the heat illness prevention sessions that are scheduled statewide during March and April.

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