Worker Health & Hygiene

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Worker Health and Hygiene

Worker Health and Hygiene PDF
Penn State Extension

What are harvesters and handers responsibilities to protect produce from human contamination? 

Workers’ Health and Hygiene: Best Practices to Ensure On-farm Food Safety
Louisiana State University Ag Center

Brief overview of key components of worker health and hygiene.

Farm Worker Health, Safety and First Aid
University of Vermont Extension

Farm Worker Hygiene
University of Vermont Extension

How to Build a Field Handwashing Station in 10 Easy Steps for Under $20 Written Instructions
University of Minnesota

When to Wash Your Hands Poster
University of Vermont Extension

How to Wash Your Hands Poster
University of Vermont Extension

Fight Germs. Wash Your Hands (3.00 minute video)

Spanish Version
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
A basic overview of why and how to wash your hands.

WHO: How to Hand Wash?  With Soap and Water (1:26 minute video)
World Health Organization
Outlines how to clean all parts of hands.

Grower Self-Assessment of Worker Hygiene Food Safety Risks
A guide to assess worker hygiene and training needs for produce handlers.  Includes a training guide and blank action plan to develop your own training plan.

Laminated Handwashing Poster in English and Spanish
Cornell University

Fruits, Vegetables and Food Safety: Health and Hygiene on the Farm
15-minute training video on handwashing and toilet use.  Available in English and three other languages.

Food Safety Employee Training
University of Minnesota Extension
Nine online self-paced modules for training food service workers. 

Food Allergen Training for Food Service Employees
University of Minnesota Extension
A one hour, interactive web-based course.

Food Safety Field Training Kit for Fresh Produce Handlers (flip chart)
This flip chart provides food safety tips in both English and Spanish.

Factors Related to Food Worker Hand Hygiene Practices
Journal of Food Protection.  2007;70(3):661-666

Food Worker Hand Washing Practices: An Observational Study
Journal of Food Protection.  2006;69(10):2417-2423

Hand Washing Practices in a College Town Environment
Journal of Environmental Health.  2013;75(8):18-24

Handwashing: Clean Hands Saves Lives

Cleanliness Helps Prevent Foodborne Illness
USDA

Keep Hands Clean! With Good Hygiene (8.5 by 5.5 inch poster)
USDA

Free Handwashing posters, Activity Sheets, and Other Materials
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Safe Handling of Raw Produce, Fresh Squeezed Fruit and Vegetable Juices (video, 3.53 minutes)
FDA