The 13th Annual Ag Safety Day has been expanded to two days and will be in Wenatchee on February 1st and Yakima February 22nd.


Chair of the planning committee Shaila Cook said workshops such as these are very beneficial to the producer because they can provide a safe working environment, and that can help with employee retention.


“In addition to that, safe workers tend to cost the employer less in job injury claims and lost work time.”


The workshop will focus on what to do if there’s a threat to the workplace, tractor safety, human resource issues and much more.


Rebecca Llewellyn with Washington State Labor and Industries said this particular workshop is very popular with farmers who sometimes send their whole staff.


“It shows the employees that you’re willing to invest that time in them and that you care about their safety and health cause it’s really a win-win for all.”


Both workshops are at the city’s convention centers.


For the full agenda, links to register, and much more, visit the event's website.


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