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Fruit & Vegetable: Ontario farmers invent Plexiglass protection for workers during COVID-19

The Plexiglass adds an extra layer of protection for workers planting onions using a transplanter machine where the recommended two-metre distancing rule would be hard to follow

April 22, 2020  by Stephanie Gordon

The glass shields aren’t permanently fixed onto the transplanter and move to allow workers in and out. PHOTO: Bradley Van Luyk/Fruit & Vegetable

A farm in Holland Marsh, an area around Newmarket, Ont., North of Toronto, created Plexiglass shields that go between seats in an onion transplanter as an added layer of protection for farm workers during COVID-19. The Plexiglass adds an extra layer of protection for workers planting onions using a transplanter machine where the recommended two-metre distancing rule would be hard to follow.

Read more from Fruit & Vegetable magazine, one of Canadian Manufacturing’s sister publications.


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