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AgSafety4u: Online Ag Safety Course

Posted: August 31, 2012

Recognizing the need for formalized agricultural safety and health education for agricultural workers, this online certificate course helps to identify and control hazards common to farms and other rural-related businesses.

AgSafety4u is an online course designed for youth (ages 16 and up), new and beginning farmers, and for employers and employees of agricultural operations looking to enhance their knowledge and/or to provide professional development with a heavy emphasis on tractor and machinery.  Individuals who take this course and pass the online quizzes will be able to print a certificate of completion. 

The AgSafety4u certificate course consists of the following six modules:

  • Introduction to agricultural safety and health
  • Safety basics (e.g., youth, hand signals, personal protective equipment)
  • Agricultural hazards (e.g., animals, pesticides, confined spaces, mechanical hazards)
  • The tractor (e.g., types, hazards, controls, pre-operation checks, stability)
  • Connecting and using implements with the tractor (e.g., implements, PTO connections, hydraulic components)
  • Materials handling (e.g., skid steers, ATVs, and utility vehicles)
This program is not a substitute for the Hazardous Occupations Order for Agriculture (HOOA) safety certification program for youth 14 and 15 years of age who are seeking employment and must be certified to drive or operate tractors and machinery for hire.

Cost

The cost is $10.00 per person.

Registration

AgSafety4u is available online through eXtension Campus Safety & Health.