New Standards Adopted - Takes Effect July 1, 2020
The California Health & Safety Standards Board has adopted a
for “Outdoor Agricultural Operations During Hours of Darkness.” The standard takes effect July 1, 2020.
standard has been the subject of stakeholder meetings going back to
2013. As initially introduced as a regulation in 2019, the standard
would have required excessive and expensive light towers. CAWG, as part
of an ag industry coalition, successfully pushed for amendments that
make this standard workable.
CAWG has prepared and made available a
frequently asked questions about this standard including foot-candles
and lux levels, how light is measured, safety meeting requirements, and