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Elevated safety plan gets buy-in from ground up; requires reinforcement to be effective

GRANGEVILLE — In bringing food to American tables, the nation’s agricultural industry contends with the high level of risk of injury for its workers in all stages of the process: from farm and corral, to transportation and processing. And if that wasn’t enough, this year brought the added risk of COVID-19.

To that last part, the Centers for Disease Control states there is no evidence that livestock, crops or products that may be handled by workers involved in production agriculture are sources of COVID-19 infection. However, close contact with coworkers may contribute to spreading the virus among workers…

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