Respirator Fit Testing Clinic
August 18, 2021
Cornell's Hudson Valley Lab
3357 US Highway 9W
Highland, NY 12528
HostEastern New York Commercial Horticulture
Location: Cornell's Hudson Valley Lab 3357 US Highway 9W Highland, NY 12528
Date: Wednesday August 18th 2021
Scheduling Appointments: Monday July 29th-Tuesday August 17th 2021
The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) and HealthWorks is pleased to provide respirator fit testing clinics in your region in 2021.
During the clinics NYCAMH will provide medical evaluations; respirator fit tests; and WPS compliant trainings on how to properly inspect, put on, take off, fit, seal check, use, clean, maintain, and store respirators.
Clinic appointments are one hour long, and groups of 4 workers can be seen at a time. Medical evaluations, fit tests, and trainings are available in both English and Spanish.
If you are unable to attend the clinic in your area you may schedule an appointment at another clinic location.
To schedule an appointment please have the following information available:
- Total number of people attending from your farm
- Name of each person being scheduled
- Language spoken by each attendee
- Make and model of each respirator to be tested
To schedule an appointment please call the NYCAMH office during the date range listed above and ask to speak with farm respirator clinic scheduler.
We can be reached at 607-547-7014 #7 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
A respirator fit test ensures that a particular make, model, and size of respirator fits the wearer's face and will meet the wearer's needs. A fit test is specific to the make, model, and size of respirator. If a worker wears more than one style of respirator, including filtering facepieces, they must be fit tested for each one. Please keep in mind while determining who will come to the clinic that a clean-shaven face is a necessity for masks to be effective and for fit testing to be possible. It is important to us that your workers be protected from any respiratory hazards. It is important to us that you be protected from potential OSHA or DEC fines. If you have any questions, please call us.
Berry Production Workshop: Using Insect Exclusion Netting to Manage SWD
September 15, 2021
October 5, 2021
Due to predictions of extreme weather tomorrow evening, Wednesday, September 15th, the Exclusion Netting Workshop at the Berry Patch, Stephentown, NY has been postponed until Tuesday, October 5th, 4-6pm. If you already registered for the Berry Patch session, there is no need to re-register.
The western NY site at Albers Acres in Kennedy, NY will still hold the workshop tomorrow night, Sept 15.
If you have any questions about eastern NY meeting - please call Laura McDermott, 518-791-5038, or email email@example.com.
2021 season review of SWD management techniques
Join us at either The Berry Patch in Stephentown (Oct 5) or Abers Acres in Kennedy (Sept 15) for a two-hour review of Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) management techniques. We'll cover the basics of SWD monitoring of adult and larvae populations and also discuss implementing a pesticide program.
The program will focus on what has been learned about designing an exclusion netting support system that provides long term control of SWD and maximum utility for berry farmers.
Exclusion netting is being used on field blueberries where it controls SWD while also excluding birds and moderating impacts of hail and heavy rain. Raspberries and strawberries also benefit from exclusion netting on the sides of high tunnels.
1.5 DEC credits available in categories 1A, 10, and 22
Remote Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course
October 20 - October 21, 2021
A grower training course developed by the Produce Safety Alliance (PSA) that meets the regulatory requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule. At least one person per farm producing more than $25,000 worth of fruits and vegetables must attend this course once. Participants will receive a certificate of course completion by the Association of Food and Drug Officials.