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PST.02: Power, Structural and Technical Systems Career Pathway

PST.02: Operate and maintain AFNR mechanical equipment and power systems.

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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.

Medium Alignment

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

The National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program was developed by Penn State University, Ohio State University and the agricultural division of the National Safety Council. The program which is now managed by Penn State was developed and designed 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.

This best practices manual developed by Penn State University provides risk reduction information and resources for agricultural entrepreneurs and will help farm and ranch owners and managers to plan for effective safety and health management programs.

The Tractor Safety curriculum developed by Farm Safety for Just Kids teaches tractor safety to elementary through middle school students.

Low Alignment

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 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.

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

The Power Take-Off Safety: Full-size Tractor Demonstration lesson plan developed by Penn State University includes learning objectives, demonstration instructions, and an evaluation.

The Power Take-Off Safety: Walterscheid Tabletop Demonstration lesson plan developed by Penn State University includes learning objectives, demonstration instructions, and an evaluation.