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Cancelled - Respirator Fit Testing Clinics in WNY & Finger Lakes 2020




Event Details

Date

April 1, 2020
May 14, 2020

Time

Appointment by schedule only: Cancelled

Location

Western New York & Finger Lakes Locations

Host

Bassett Healthcare Network New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health
Respirator Fit Testing Updates

To schedule a fit test appointment by phone call
800-343-7527



Update on Annual Fit Testing Requirements and Temporary Exemptions here https://www.nycamh.org/programs-and-services/respirator-fit-test-clinics.php

Who Needs Fit Testing? 

Anyone working on a farm or greenhouse operation who handles a pesticide with a label that calls for the use of a respirator must be fit tested each year, according to the EPA Worker Protection Standard.  OSHA requires that the fit test be preformed annually with the make, model, style, and size of respirator to be used.  In additional to the fit test, training and medical clearance are required to ensure there are no health risks to an individual working while wearing a respirator.

What to Expect

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH) is providing a series of respirator fit testing clinics in our region. 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. 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 face-pieces, they must be fit-tested for each one. Please keep in mind that a clean-shaven face is necessary for masks to be effective and for fit-testing to be possible.

Cost

Clinic appointments can accommodate up to eight workers at a time.  Medical evaluations, fit tests, and trainings are available in both English and Spanish.  Fees  are based on a sliding scale ($25-$65 per person, based on farm gross income): please ask for details when scheduling an appointment.

How to Schedule

To schedule an appointment please call 800-343-7527, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM or email FitTest@bassett.org.  Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.  When calling or emailing 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

If you are unable to attend the clinic in your area you may schedule an appointment at another location.

Times & Locations

Western New York/Finger Lakes

  • April 1st: Fulkerson Winery, 5576 New York 14, Dundee, NY 14837.                                           
  • April 2nd-3rd: CCE Ontario County, 480 N. Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424.                              
  • April 22nd: CCE Orleans County, 12690 State Route 31, Albion, NY 14411.                                     
  • April 23rd: CCE Niagara County, 4487 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094.                                    
  • May 13th: Amos Zittel & Sons, 3275 Webster Road, Eden, NY 14057.                                           
  • May 14th: CCE LERGP, 6592 West Main Road, Portland, NY 14769.                                        

For more information on fit test clinics and When and How to use a Respirator visit https://www.nycamh.org/programs-and-services/respirator-fit-test-clinics.php 



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Upcoming Events

Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting

November 9, 2020

Please join us (virtually) for our annual winter advisory meeting
where you can spend time with the team reviewing the team's
educational programs and most importantly providing us
feedback. Click "view details" for more details and pre-registration link.

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CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by CCE Eastern NY Commercial Hort Program & CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program

February 2 - February 4, 2021

For 2021, the CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by the CCE Eastern New York Commercial Horticulture Program and the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program will replace CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference, DEC Credits are being applied for at multiple sessions.

More details to follow in the coming weeks!

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CCE prioritizes the health, safety and well-being of the communities we serve. Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and due to an abundance of caution certain events will be cancelled. Please check back through out the week for any additional event cancellations.

2020

Nov 9 - Annual LOF Advisory Committee Meeting (via Zoom) 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM - PRE-REGISTER  Please join us (virtually) for our annual winter advisory meeting where you can spend time with the team reviewing the team's educational programs and most importantly providing us feedback. Advisory meetings are important for the team to ensure that our programs and research are aligned with the industry's needs. All are invited! Full agenda forthcoming in a few weeks.

Pre-Register Here:
https://cornell.zoom.us/j/91817458122?pwd=cUM1VWVJbmM5cFNLNGxiUFVxOElYZz0

Questions? Don't hesitate to contact Craig 585-735-5448 or cjk37@cornell.edu

2021 

Feb 2-4  - CCE's NY Tree Fruit Conference sponsored by the CCE Eastern NY Commercial Horticulture Program and the CCE Lake Ontario Fruit Program - This 2021 virtural conference will replace CCE-LOF's Winter Fruit Schools and CCE-ENYCHP's Fruit & Vegetable Conference.
DEC Credits being applied for at multiple sessions
More to follow in the coming weeks!




Lake Ontario Fruit Program Webinar Recordings

Have you recently miss a webinar provided by the Lake Ontario Fruit Program that you wanted to see, or would you like to review the information again?  Then check it out at the Lake Ontario Fruit Program YouTube Channel.  LOF webinars are recorded, processed, and uploaded to the YouTube Channel within 1-2 days following the meeting.  LOF Webinar Recording & Resource Links

Managing Farms During COVID-19 series:

Managing Fruit and Vegetable Farms During COVID-19 recorded on June 24th.


Summer Fruit Series:
Summer Insect Management in Cherry recorded June 29th.

Managing Irrigation in Apple Orchards this Season recorded July 7th

Honeycrsip Bitter Pit Prediction Models recorded August 11, 2020

Protocol for Honeycrisp Sampling for the Passive Bitter Pit Prediction Model pfd




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.

"How to" Zoom: YouTube Video Link Available

To ensure the health and safety of everyone we are practicing social distancing.  Specialists are still available for consult via phone calls, emails, and Zoom meetings. Zoom  allows for a face to face meeting via a computer/smartphone and includes the option for screen sharing.  For anyone new to this technology Cornell has created a basic YouTube video on How to use Zoom.  

Pollinator Resouces

Now available Pollinator Resource Links


Article: "Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples"

Supplemental Coverage Option for Apples - Should you add this endorsement to your apple crop insurance policy?

Elizabeth Higgins, Ag Business Management Specialist, ENYCH


For the full article click the link below.

https://lof.cce.cornell.edu/submission.php?id=604




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