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Napa Growers Employ Best Practices for Working in Smoky Conditions

Napa Growers Employ Best Practices for Working in Smoky Conditions

Below is a summary of guidelines and protocol provided by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Napa County Ag Commissioner, and Napa County Public Health. Napa growers are committed to following these guidelines and are proactively accommodating individual employee needs to ensure their safety, health, and well-being. Some growers are completing their 2017 harvest. Prior to […]

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Afternoon Brief, June 21

Afternoon Brief, June 21

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief   Trending Story: Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Far Niente Wine Estates, the company that includes Far Niente and sister wineries Dolce, Nickel & Nickel, EnRoute and Bella Union, has acquired a 60-acre Napa Valley vineyard planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon… Today’s News: Tickets Now […]

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Afternoon Brief, March 30

Afternoon Brief, March 30

Trinchero Family Estates Fined $44,575 by Cal/OSHA in Worker’s Death
Citing safety violations that lead to a worker’s death in August, Trinchero Family Estates has been fined $44,575 by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration…

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Afternoon Brief, March 11

Afternoon Brief, March 11

Can Sustainability Put Sonoma Wines on Top: When I flew from New York for the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend last Labor Day weekend it was with more than slight anticipation. Sonoma wine country was a highlight of my Bay Area grad school years…

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Afternoon Brief, April 11

Afternoon Brief, April 11

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Ardagh Group to sell six plants to settle $1.7bn Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges Ardagh Group has agreed to sell six of its nine glass container manufacturing plants in the US to settle Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that its $1.7bn proposed acquisition of Saint-Gobain Containers could harm […]

Afternoon Brief, April 7

Afternoon Brief, April 7

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Economic impact of Iowa’s wine industry grew nearly 80 percent over four years, study says Frank, Rimerman + Co., a California-based consulting firm, reported that the economic impact of Iowa’s wine and wine grapes industry was $420 million in 2012… Today’s News: How to Survive an OSHA Audit […]

How to Survive an OSHA Audit – part 3

How to Survive an OSHA Audit – part 3

Part one of a three part story by Paul Andersen OSHA Compliance Services In the last edition (part 1 & part 2) we reviewed what to expect during a workplace Inspection and briefly discussed your basic rights and the importance of cooperation during an Inspection. We will now conclude our three part story of “How […]

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Afternoon Brief, April 4

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: Silverado Premium Properties & Winegrowers Sold to TIAA-CREF Only the best of corporate transitions can go so smoothly that no one notices… Today’s News: How to Survive an OSHA Audit – part 2 After the initial contact and introduction, the OSHA Compliance Officer (CO) will begin the inspection […]

How to Survive an OSHA Audit – part 2

How to Survive an OSHA Audit – part 2

Part two of a three part story by Paul Andersen OSHA Compliance Services In the last edition we opened the story with a gentle reminder that Wineries, Growers and related services providers are subject to all appropriate CAL/OSHA rules and regulations. We discussed what triggers an audit and the basics on being prepared.  Please continue […]

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Afternoon Brief, April 1

Subscribe to the Afternoon Brief Trending Story: North Coast Wine Industry Expo Exhibitor Registration is Now Open The Wine Industry Network (WIN) today announced that exhibitor registration for the 3rd annual North Coast Wine Industry Expo, the second largest wine industry trade show in North America… Today’s News: Bill Foley ventures into Oregon wine for first […]

How to Survive an OSHA Audit

How to Survive an OSHA Audit

Part one of a three part story by Paul Andersen OSHA Compliance Services Hello. I’m from OSHA and I am here to conduct an inspection. Few greetings are more inclined to cause one to cringe unless of course it’s one from the IRS. Wineries and Growers are prime businesses for a formal visit from CAL/OSHA […]