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SAY National Clearinghouse

The SAY Project has developed a National Clearinghouse that shows the alignment of agricultural safety and health curriculum and educational resources to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards used by agricultural educators.

Curricula and Resources

The SAY National Clearinghouse outlines formal curriculum and resources submitted to the SAY Project for review and confirmation of its alignment to the AFNR Career Cluster Standards.

The manual developed by Penn State University was designed to assist agricultural employers, producer, and other experienced operators organize and conduct a hands-on safety tractor driving workshop.

A basic awareness level training for youth to safely work in the grain industry.

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 Animal Safety curriculum developed by Farm Safety for Just Kids is for rural and urban youth and includes demonstrations and animal safety brochures with teaching resources.

The ATV Safety curriculum developed by Farm Safety for Just Kids is a packet that teaches youth about the importance of personal protective equipment (PPE) and certification courses.

The Blind Spots and Peripheral Vision lesson plan developed by Penn State University includes learning objectives, demonstration instructions, and an evaluation.

The Blind Spots and Skid Steers lesson plan developed by Penn State University provides learning objectives, demonstration instructions and an evaluation.

The OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) training course by CareerSafe provides training for entry level workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in agriculture industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Students who successfully complete the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) course receive an OSHA 10-Hour General Industry wallet card from the OSHA Training Institute (OTI).

The Chemical Safety curriculum developed by Farm Safety for Just Kids is a packets that can be used to teach youth how to identify safe substances from their chemical look-a-likes, how to read product labels, and more.

The video series “Considering Human and Animal Safety: Dairy Safety Training” was produced by Dairy Extension Specialist Robert Hagevoort to educate dairy farm workers on practices that will keep both the workers and the cows safe and healthy.

The Equine Farm Safety Training by Michigan State University and My Horse University through eXtension is a free course to learn how to be safe while working with horses. The courses are completely self-paced and include videos, photos and activities.

The Farm Family Emergency Response Program by Penn State University is developing and delivering programs to the agricultural community that will 1) help those individuals that are first to arrive on the scene of a farm emergency, 2) help participants understand which actions may lead to better outcomes for someone that has been injured on the farm, 3) teach participants important considerations to include when calling for help, and 4) discuss activities that can be done on the farm to either limit the likelihood of having a specific farm injury emergency or at least prepare for better managing a farm injury emergency.

Gearing Up for Safety by Purdue University is an outcomes-based instructional program developed to provide training for youth seeking employment in agricultural production. It was designed both for youth living on family farms and for 14- and 15-year-olds who want to be certified under the provisions of the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order (AgHOs) to perform certain work activities on a farm operation.

The Grain Safety curriculum developed by Farm Safety for Just Kids teaches youth about the dangers of flowing grain such as entrapment and suffocation.

The Standing Tall curriculum was developed by the Grain Handling Safety Coalition to encourage young workers to seek assistance when needed to protect themselves from danger and to share with others information about worker safety.

The Hazards of Flowing Grain lesson plan developed by Penn State University includes learning objectives, demonstration directions, and evaluation.

The Heat Safety Tool is an app from OSHA that allows workers and supervisors to calculate the heat index for their work area and display the risk level for outdoor workers.

The Injury Risk Assessment for SAEs protocol developed by Utah State University is a resource for evaluating work sites to assess risks for individuals involved with production-based SAEs on those work sites. Production-based SAE safety evaluations and risk assessments must be integral parts of agricultural educators’ visits to production-based SAE sites.

The Ladder Safety app for mobile devices from NIOSH features a multimodal indicator and graphic-oriented guide for selecting, inspecting, positioning, and accessorizing a ladder.

This is a series of fact sheets about manure pit safety from Penn State University that focuses on manure storage hazards, gas monitoring, ventilation systems, and handling manure storage emergencies.