Water - A 1 or 2 gallon jug of water is recommended and please put your name on it.
Food - you will get hungry, so bring along lunch and snacks. Eat a good breakfast as you will be burning a lot of calories.
Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) will help with sun exposure
Insect Repellent (containing DEET) would be good to use. Be certain to follow label instructions
Any medical device/medication that you may need, such as; asthma inhaler, EpiPen, or antibiotics.
Company Issued Equipment
The following will be issued to you on your first day:
Safety Glasses (If you use prescription eyeware you will not need safety glasses)
Safety Shirt (hi-visibility)
What should I wear?
Safety Hat – Will be provided on your first day.
Shirts - Must cover the shoulders or you will not be allowed to work. Dress in layers. An outer long sleeve shirt for the mornings when it is cool and then take it off when it warms up, wearing a short sleeve shirt in the afternoon. You can change how you wear them after the first day. A long sleeve shirt also helps if the corn bothers your forearms.
Rain Gear -Bring a poncho or rain gear for the morning dew and for when it rains. We do work in the rain but not if lightning is present.
Jeans or Shorts -Light fabric pants or shorts work best. Some people wear long shorts if the corn does not bother them.
Socks & Shoes - Wear old tennis shoes or boots. Must be closed toe shoes or you will not be allowed to work. Wear thick socks to help protect against blisters.
Gloves – You will be provided a pair of safety gloves on your first day.
Glasses – Safety glasses will also be provided on the first day of work. If you use prescription eye-ware you will not need safety glasses.
Accessories - sun block & bug spray are important. If you are allergic to bee stings or have allergies be sure to bring your proper medication and make sure a crew leader is aware of your situation.
All other necessary medications should be given to your supervisor and not left on the bus.