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Field Sanitation Assistance

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This page was updated October 23.

The Field Sanitation Program provides funding to agricultural producers for handwashing stations and portable toilets to help ensure safe working conditions. Producers will be responsible for securing the additional units and documenting requirements set forth by OR-OSHA. Producers can apply for funds starting June 10, 2020.

Oregon OSHA expects the operator to show that they have tried to secure extra chemical portable toilets (or handwashing facilities). If an operator has made 3 good-faith contacts with different suppliers and could not secure additional chemical portable toilets by the June 1 deadline, this would demonstrate diligence. Field sanitation tracker

The Food Security and Farmworker Safety Program provides financial reimbursement for additional field sanitation units needed to comply with OR-OSHA's temporary rules in response to COVID-19. Field sanitation units include portable handwashing stations and portable toilets. Producers are responsible for securing the additional units and documenting requirements set forth by OR-OSHA.

Eligible Applicants

  1. To be eligible for grant funds under the program, an applicant must be:

    1. An agricultural producer to which OR-OSHA temporary rule 437-001-0749 applies. An agricultural producer includes any person who leases, rents, manages as a full service liability company, or owns Oregon land, whether the land is publicly-owned or privately-owned, or Tribal land, on which crops are cultivated; and
    2. Registered to do business and in good standing with the Oregon Secretary of State.

Eligible Costs

Costs associated with providing additional portable handwashing stations and portable toilets to comply with OR-OSHA's temporary rules are eligible for reimbursement up to market rates for the type of unit and based on receipts provided. The program can only provide reimbursement to individual producers and full service management companies.

Field Sanitation Rates

September 21, 2020 Update on field sanitation rates: Field sanitation units purchased by the producer with a receipt dated between March 27, 2020 and October 25, 2020 are eligible for 75% of the cost of eligible purchased field sanitation units, including handwashing stations and portable toilet stations, necessary for compliance with the Temporary OR-OSHA Rule for COVID-19.

Field sanitation units rented by the producer are eligible for monthly assistance beginning June 1, 2020 and ending October 25, 2020, including all costs associated with eligible rented field sanitation units, including handwashing station and portable toilet stations, necessary for compliance with the Temporary OR-OSHA Rule for COVID-19.

All additional servicing costs on all units (including the units traditionally provided, pre-COVID-19) that are necessary for compliance with the Temporary OR-OSHA Rule for COVID-19 are eligible for financial assistance. “Additional" servicing is any servicing in addition to standard weekly service. Receipts showing the dates of servicing are required.

September 21, 2020 Update on face coverings: The temporary OR-OSHA rule requires face coverings when farmworkers use employer-provided transportation and in other situations where it is not possible to maintain physical distance. On July 15, 2020, Governor Brown began requiring face coverings outdoors when social distancing is not possible. The FSFS program will provide financial assistance to producers for up to $1,000 for face coverings when receipts are provided. Face coverings or face shields costing no more than $10 per unit are eligible. Additional receipts for face coverings in excess of $1,000 should be retained and submitted, as additional financial assistance may be possible at the conclusion of the FSFS program based on remaining funds. 

How and When to Apply

Applications for Field Sanitation Assistance will be accepted beginning June 10, 2020 and will be processed in the order received.

To apply for Field Sanitation Assistance, producers can complete the financial assistance application and send it via email to FSFSapplication@oregon.gov or via fax to 503-986-0199. If you are unable to access the application online, please call 503-986-0058 to request that an application be faxed to you. Applicants should be prepared to provide the following information/documentation with their application:

  • Completed Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification W-9 Form
  • An estimate of the peak number of employees expected
  • An estimate of the number of field sanitary stations needed
  • The duration of field sanitation need
  • Invoices from the sanitation company providing the field sanitation units
  • Receipt of purchased unit with documented period of use

Application If you are applying for Housing and/or Transportation along with Field Sanitation assistance, please fill out only one application.

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