BRUSSELS: The Wisconsin Custom Operators is organizing its inaugural Safety Certification Program training session this spring. Custom farmers from across the state are being invited to Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton on March 20.
The purpose of the program is to train WCO members and their employees in occupational safety and health in order to reduce incident rates. Participants have the opportunity to earn a certificate upon completion and are eligible for insurance discounts.
We want to add value to our members’ businesses and help them gain a competitive edge in the industry,” says WCO President Kathy Vander Kinter. “Our hope is that ‘WCO Certified’ becomes the badge of distinction for professional custom farmers.”
The training will consist of pre-field and road safety checks and maintenance; safety on the road; safety during field operations; and how to handle emergencies.
To register go to www.wiscustomoperators.org and click on the ‘Events’ tab. The program is free for WCO members. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee.