SW FL: Reg Deadline May 26 for Farm Safety Day Saturday June 6

Gary Cooper Citrus, Florida, Sugar, Vegetables

The Nineteenth Annual 2009 Southwest Florida Farm Safety Day is almost here and will be held on Saturday, 6 June 2009. Safe and competent equipment operators are important to farm employers. Accidents, which cause damage, injury or death to employees, equipment and crops are costly. Organizers of the event believe all types of accidents can be reduced with proper employee training. The training at the event has been designed to help farm employees perform better, operate safely to prevent accidents, fulfill necessary training requirements and build pride in themselves and their farm company.
Farm Safety Day is an educational event designed to emphasize the importance of farm/equipment safety. Each participant will recieve a certificate of attendance and the employer will be provided with a certificate of training that can be placed into the employee’s file.

Registration Info
The deadline for registration is May 26th. It is the employer’s responsibility to assure that the employee is present at 7:30 AM on Satuday, June 6th at the Immokalee IFAS Center, 2686 State Rd. 29 North, Immokalee, FL 34142 to
receive their nametag. Upon arrival each participant will check in at the
registration table and receive a packet containing their nametag, instructions (in both English and Spanish) session handouts, an evaluation form, rodeo cap and pencil. They will be directed to their respective course sessions.

Please give us the names of those who will be attending our 19th Farm Safety Day on Saturday, 6 June 2009. The cost is $15.00 per person, which will include educational sessions, handouts, refreshments, lunch, and a cap.

Make checks payable to: SW Florida Citrus Advisory Committee

Mail registration and checks to:
Hendry County Extension Office
University of Florida, IFAS
Attention: Mongi Zekri
P.O. Box 68
LaBelle, FL 33975
Or fax registration to: 863 674 4636
Entry Deadline is Friday, May 26, 2009

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Mongi Zekri or Gene
McAvoy at 863 674 4092.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Location: University of Florida, IFAS, SWFREC
2686 State Rd. 29 North
Immokalee, FL 34142
Check In and Coffee
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4 (Begin sessions by group no.)
Break (change session)
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Break (change session)
Sessions 1, 2, 3, 4
Break (change session)
CONCURRENT SESSIONS: UF/IFAS Farm Worker Health and Safety Fair
1. Pesticide handlers and the Worker Protection Standard –
Gene McAvoy/ Monica Ozores Hampton – 50 min
2. Human Trafficking and Advocacy for Victims Right –States
Attorneys Office – 50 min
3. Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Health Department – 30 min
4. Rotary Mower Safety – Cesar Asuaje – 30 min
Plus table top displays and literature from the Health Department, Emergency
Management, Department of Forestry, Hendry Regional Health Clinic and
*Please Note: It is very important that we know the language capabilities for
each attendee. Next to each attendee’s name please mark in which language
they are most fluent.