In 2013, the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries awarded WWIF a $195,646 grant to provide Performance-Based Safety Training For Small/Mid-Sized Wineries. Using these funds, WWIF created a safety training needs-assessment for small to mid-sized wineries. Using the information gathered, WWIF developed performance-based training methodologies to help reduce winery employee illness, injury and fatalities. Tools developed included training manuals, and web-based instruction materials in English and Spanish to reduce winery accidents, improve adoption of safe work practices, and establish a “safety culture” in small and mid-sized wineries. Wineries can download a template and customize a safety manual for their own company or location.
With much industry input, the process has been long but filled with intentional discussion, critical analysis, and an honest assessment
The Foundation facilitates projects for the Washington wine industry based on the challenges or needs of the industry. The resulting
The Washington Wine Industry Foundation is accepting applications for the 2021 Powers Sabbatical. The Bill Powers Sabbatical Fund awards up