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OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville - CANCELLED - see for link with temporary enforcement guidance

Click details for temporary enforcement guidance on Annual Fit Testing.     

- CANCELLED - In a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services (FLOHS), we are offering the opportunity for Fit Test and Training provided by the FLOHS.



OSHA Complaint Fit Testing and Training Flyer (PDF; 654KB)




Event Details

April 1 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville

Date

April 1, 2020

Time

CANCELLED

Location

Pultneyville Lodge
4035 Lake Rd
Pultneyville, NY 14589

Host

Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County

Beth Claypoole
315-331-8415 ext. 102
eac9@cornell.edu


April 1 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville



More information for other fit testing options can be found below and online at: https://www.osha.gov/memos/2020-03-14/temporary-enforcement-guidance-healthcare-respiratory-protection-annual-fit  

Alternate ways to get this done have been identified:

  1. FL Occupation Health Services can still do training and testing at their office in Rochester with only 4 at a time.  Donna Lawrence is the contact and her phone number is:  585-244-4771  
  2. A local contact, Bruce Wallace, can also do the training and testing. He can do groups of 10 and asks that you work with your neighbors to put that together.  His contact is:  315-573-4654  
    • When you connect with either of these options, please ask them about fees and additional concerns about health and safety in light of the COVID- 19 situation.

For additional questions please contact Beth Claypoole at 315-331-8415 ext 102 or eac9@cornell.edu

CANCELLED - In a collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County, Wayne County Farm Bureau and the Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services (FLOHS), we are offering the opportunity for Fit Test and Training provided by the FLOHS

The site is: Pultneyville Lodge, 4035 Lake Rd, Pultneyville, NY. (Next to fire hall) Each day will have time slots on the hour, at 9, 10 and 11am and then 1, 2, 3pm. 

We are allowing for 8 people each time period. You may not get your first choice, please bear with us in scheduling. We will keep a waiting list. If you need Spanish translation, please let us know. 

The price: The fit test, training and medical questionnaire will be $90 per employee (Same as last year). Spirometry will be an additional $60 for those who need it. Please make out the check to: Finger Lakes Occupational Health Services.

  1.  Respirators will NOT be available on site
  2.  The employees need to come with respirators and clean particulate filters
  3.  Employees need to be clean shaven where the respirator seals to the face

Per OSHA guidelines, all employees need to be clean shaven!!  The employer shall not permit respirators with tight-fitting face-pieces to be worn by employees who have: Facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the face-piece and the face or that interferes with valve function; or, any condition that interferes with the face-to-face-piece seal or valve function.

Respirators will NOT be available on site. The employees need to come with respirators and clean particulate filters as well as being clean shaven where the respirator seals to the face. 

Please help us spread the word and share this email with your neighbors. There are a limited number of slots. Reservation slots will be filled as they are received on the phone between the hours of 8:30am - 4:30pm, starting Friday, February 21 by calling Judy at the CCE Office at 315-331-8415 ext. 117.

As we receive registrations you will receive more information on preparation and the health documents.





Event Details

April 9 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville

Date

April 9, 2020

Time

8:30am - 4:30pm - each day will have time slots on the hour at 9, 10, & 11am & 1, 2, 3pm.

Location

Pultneyville Lodge
4035 Lake Rd
Pultneyville, NY 14589

Host

Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County

Beth Claypoole
315-331-8415 ext. 102
eac9@cornell.edu


April 9 - OSHA Compliant Fit Testing and Training in Pultneyville



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Upcoming Events

2024 Winter Fruit Webinars

Event Offers DEC Credits

February 16, 2024 : Week 1: Implementing Mating Disruption in NY Orchards

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


February 23, 2024 : Week 2: Hot Topics in Food Safety for Fruit

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

February 26, 2024 : Week 3: Soil Health for NY Orchards

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 6, 2024 : Week 4: Weed Management for Berries in NY

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 11, 2024 : Week 5: Insect and Disease Pest Management for Berries

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.


Event Offers DEC Credits

March 19, 2024 : Week 6: Stone Fruit - Rootstocks and Disease Management

These webinars will provide updates on fruit-related topics and research happening at Cornell University. 

Webinars hosted by NYS IPM Program, CCE Harvest NY, CCE LOF Program, and CCE ENYCHP.

LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

March 8, 2024
Spencerport, NY

Please join us for our advisory meeting, join the team as they share their current and future projects and programming. Please pre-register by noon on March 5th.

2024 Orleans County - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator License Pre-Exam Training

March 14, 2024 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 1
Albion, NY

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.


March 18, 2024 : DEC Certified Applicator Pre-Exam Training Day 2
Albion, NY

This training is only for those with experience and does not qualify for the 30-hour official DEC training - you are exempt from the 30 hour training (and eligible for this coaching session) if you have pesticide application experience, either through working on your own farm or through employment on another farm.

Announcements

Scaffolds podcast

Many of you probably read Art Agnello's statewide tree fruit updates and recommendations newsletter, "Scaffolds". Dr. Monique Rivera is bringing it back, but in a new audio version. Episode one was recorded this week, and is now available for free online at https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/scaffolds


Save the Date! - Scroll down for Upcoming Events

Have you missed a meeting recently? Scroll down for available recordings or pdf links or visits our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram

2024 Events:

23 Feb - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 2 - 12 - 1:30pm

26 Feb - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 3 - 1 - 3pm

6 Mar - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 4 - 12 - 2pm

8 Mar - LOF Advisory Meeting - 10am-3pm, Ogden, Register now

11 Mar - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 5 - 12 - 2pm

14 & 18 Mar - Pre-Exam Training and Test to Become a Certified Pesticide Applicator - Orleans Co CCE, 8:30am - 12:30pm, Register by March 1st

19 Mar - Winter Fruit Webinars - Week 6 - 12 - 1:30pm

21 Mar - DEC Certified Pesticide Applicator Exam - Orleans Co CCE, Check in 8:30am, Register with DEC

3 Apr - 2024 Respirator Fit Testing - 1-5pm, CCE Orleans County, Schedule Today

4 Apr - 2024 Respirator Fit Testing - 8am - 12pm, CCE Orleans County, Schedule Today

9 Apr - DEC Special Permit Handler Training - CCE Wayne County

10 Apr - DEC Special Permit Handler Training - CCE Orleans County



Food Safety Virtual Office Hours

Cornell Institute of Food Safety "Virtual Office Hours", Tuesdays Noon to 1pm https://cals.cornell.edu/institute-for-food-safety/resources/virtual-office-hours

Past recorded virtual office hours can be found on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZJs5b7KUuvfcquH3ZtQHo5dSmF2m5MdQ


Webinar Recordings & Additional Meeting Materials

Check out the recordings of some recent webinars and/or conference materials from in person events: Recordings and Playlists are available at https://www.youtube.com/c/LakeOntarioFruitProgram

PACMAN Details and Resources, Meeting Recording Links below:



Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Meeting Recordings Now Available

Did you miss the recent meeting?  Check and see if we recorded it and added it to our website or Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.

Honeycrisp Meetup recordings available here.

Why are my trees growing so poorly? recording available here.

Additional Recorded Webinars listing with recording and resource link are available at



New Publication on Growing Pawpaws

Are you a fan of pawpaws? These custardy fruits can be hard to come across, so this guide provides information on how to grow your own pawpaw from seed, and how to care for grafted seedlings. Pdf on growing now available.​ https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=799&crumb=crops|crops|unusual_fruit|crop*50

New Weed Management Technology Survey

Want to move away from herbicide reliance? Are you using novel technologies to manage weeds? We want to know about it to inform our weed science research. A team of weed scientists from University of California Davis, Oregon State University, and Cornell University are asking berry, tree fruit, tree nut, and vine crop growers to take 5 to 10 minutes and answer this short and anonymous survey. Weed Technology Survey link: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bEpfAijoP7puQDP

For more information on this survey please visit http://blogs.cornell.edu/swd1/2020/12/02/new-weed-management-technology/


Pollinator Webinar Series - Summer 2020

The Pollinator Webinar Series presented by Penn State cover bee health and pollination services.



Bloom Pesticides for Pollinator Health

A reference table created by Janet van Zoeren and Anna Wallis, is now available at https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=711&crumb=pests|pests.