Clothes and towels
Pickers that move from room to room can unintentionally spread pests and diseases. That is why clothes and towels should be changed every day. It’s necessary to have a clean change of work wear. The sleeves must be narrow, otherwise, while harvesting mushrooms from the middle of the bed with the sleeves wide and hanging, new pins can be damaged. It’s the best to work in overalls or sports clothes.
It must have a flat crepe sole, which doesn’t slip. During work, there’s a risk of slipping on moist floor, metal racks, mushroom remains etc. We recommend to monthly check the footwear in order to insure the safety of working personnel.
Especially made for mushroom harvesting. The knife must be sharp. With a dull knife, it’s easy to damage the mushrooms and moreover, the picker’s pace of work will be low. In some industries a soft brush is attached to the other end of a knife. With its help, the stuck particles of peat on the mushroom hats are removed.
If you’re using gloves, they should be surgical or disposable. The gloves must be always clean. After the work is done, they should be thoroughly cleaned. It’s forbidden to take the gloves to the toilet. New gloves must be used at moving to a new room. Gloves that became sticky shouldn’t be used. Gloves that have been worn out should be thrown into especially provided waste-baskets. Don’t leave them with mushroom wastes.
or dimensional rings are used when the mushroom’s size can’t be determined correctly or when necessary.
The boxes mustn’t be put on top of the bed in no circumstances. You can damage the mushrooms. Moreover, boxes become wet and dirty and can spread pests and diseases. Every time, filled boxes must be put from racks onto the floor.
Containers for mushroom wastes
Mushrooms mustn’t fall into containers with mushroom wastes. There mustn’t be any knives, brushes, gloves, towels and other foreign objects. After filling the bags or containers with mushroom wastes, the containers must be closed tightly, and bags must be tied up and prepared to be taken away from the industry.
There must be no rubbish among harvested mushrooms.
Keep the racks clean. When dirty, they can become slippery, and that is a life safety risk.