Night Harvest Safety


Any operations that take place between one hour before dusk and one hour after dawn are considered working at night. The difference between harvesting at night and spraying at night is the presence of workers on foot in addition to tractors. Some practices for keeping workers safe are required by law; others are safety Best Management Practices (BMPs). Many of these BMPs were contributed by growers with many years of night harvesting experience. 

Lighting Requirements

California Code of Regulation, Title 8, Section 3441. Operation of Agricultural Equipment 

California Code of Regulation, Title 8, Section 3317. Illumination

Levels of illumination required for different spaces vary by risk:
(This is not a complete list)
If measuring in lumens, 107.6 lumens is equivalent to 10 foot-candles.

Personal Protective Equipment


Best Management Practices