The Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America will feature “Implications of Public Policy and Corporate Practice” at its annual workshop, Jan. 26, at the Holiday Inn Capitol  in Washington, D.C.

The event is targeted at agribusiness leaders, federal agency representatives, safety and health researchers, farm-worker advocates and medical practitioners.

“We all agree that the safety and health of agricultural workers is a non-competitive issue,” says William Nelson, CHS, Inc. and ASHCA chairman. “This workshop is about sharing best practices and conveying the latest public policy affecting the farm workplace.”

Presentations and panels will focus on the following:

  • 2012 Farm Bill
  • H2-- A temporary agricultural worker program
  • Internet-based E-Verify
  • Children’s Act for Responsible Employment (CARE)
  • NIOSH Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing program
  • Proposed changes to child agricultural labor regulations

In addition, participants will hear case presentations from companies who succeeded in “Putting Corporate Social Responsibility into Agricultural Practice.” For more on the workshop, click here.

A one-year individual membership (workshop included) is being offered for a special rate of $100 per person. The workshop-only fee is $40 for ASHCA members, $70 for non-members. For more information, contact the ASHCA office at (715) 221-7270 or ashca@mcrf.mfldclin.edu.

Source: ASHCA