Safety and Compliance Events
GAP Connections hosts Farm Safety & Compliance Training Events in numerous states. The events are for all those involved in a farming operation including family members and farmworkers.
Training is provided in English and Spanish. Attendees rotate through six to nine interactive stations led by experts in the safety and compliance topics. Topics have included safety training on machinery, pesticide safety, heat illness, green tobacco sickness, basic first aid, and basic CPR. In addition, training on compliance topics such as labor laws, workers’ rights, and harassment are included.
Attendance and Worker Training Cards
Growers who bring their Grower ID card will receive credit on their GAP transcript for worker safety. They will also receive documentation for their GAP records that list all the workers in attendance and the training topics covered.
Each of the workers who attend will receive a Worker Training Card stating that they have been trained or received information on topics being covered at the event.
GAP Connections partners with the US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, State Departments of Labor, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State Departments of Agriculture, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, Mexican Consulates, and University Cooperative Extension programs to present the training stations.
These events could not happen without the excellent and committed sponsors GAP Connections has each year. Past sponsors have included RJ Reynolds, Altria Client Services, Alliance One International, Philip Morris International, Universal Leaf Tobacco, Gallatin Redrying & Storage Company, Hail & Cotton, United Tobacco Company, and Virginia Farm Bureau.
No Events have been scheduled for 2022 but please check back as plans are made.
If you are interested in attending, presenting at a station, having an informational booth, or becoming a sponsor please contact Amy Rochkes with GAP Connections.