WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING

VALUABLES

Leave your IPod and your wallet at home. If you must bring your phone,  leave it in your lunch box, or with your bus driver. Anything lost in  the field is next to impossible to find. We cannot be responsible for  lost or stolen items. If you have any medical conditions, such as  allergies or asthma, or require daily medication let your supervisor  know before beginning work.
Eating a big breakfast is the single most important thing you can do to have a good day!!! 

FOR A SUCESSFUL DETASSELING SEASON WE REQUIRE YOU TO WEAR AND OR BRING EACH DAY


  • RAIN GEAR - Bring this every day whether it looks like it’s going to rain or not! (A poncho or a large trash bag with holes cut for your head and arms will work.)
  • Your lunch – bring more food than you think you will need. Avoid  sugary snacks, soda, and energy drinks. Concentrate on protein like  peanut butter or lunch meat, complex carbs like whole grain bread, salty  snacks, fruit, and Gatorade type sports drinks. 
  • Tennis shoes or boots- high tops are highly recommended–avoid  loose, floppy rubber boots. If you wear rubber boots, you must bring a  change of shoes and change them at 10 AM (weather permitting). Socks  must come up higher than the top of your shoes. Shorty socks are  guaranteed to give you blisters!
  • A long sleeve shirt – thin, light colored cotton with neck and  cuff buttons is best. Shirts with short sleeves at least are mandatory. 
  • Long pants – thin cotton type fabric is best. Jeans take a long time to dry. Long pants are mandatory.
  • A bandana to tie around your neck. Keeps your throat from getting  scratched by corn or the back of your neck from getting sunburned. 
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water is supplied at the field, and everyone is encouraged to bring a jug or bottle for drinking on the bus.
  • Bring something warm to wear in the morning, something dry to wear  on the way home, and a change of socks. Consider bringing flip flops  for after work. Bare feet are not allowed at any time in the field. 

To avoid chaffing and discomfort, we  recommend you wear compression shorts or some other Underamour type  leggings under your pants. Frog Tog or Bog Tog type rain gear does not  hold up in corn fields, therefore is not recommended.


All  workers are required to wear safety glasses, hats with nets, and gloves  in the field at all times.(Provided)  Personal sunglasses must be  SAFETY GLASSES and be stamped with a “Z-87”. If you wear prescription  glasses you must wear safety glasses over them or safety side shields  (provided). You must wear long pants and a sleeved shirt~no  shorts or tank tops! You MUST wear your safety equipment and proper  attire at all times in the field. Failure to do so will result in  disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 


*You are responsible for any daily medication you may need. (Inhaler for asthma, Epipin for bee sting.)