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Farm Safety

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.

In rural communities, it may be well over 20 minutes before emergency medical technicians arrive to take over medical care of an injured farmer.

Farming is an occupation that exposes workers to many hazards.

The NSTMOP was originally developed and designed for 14- and 15-year-olds seeking employment in production agriculture. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture (AgHOs) regulation prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from operating farm tractors and attached powered equipment unless the youth has successfully completed an approved safe tractor and machinery operation training program.

The program is designed to help local emergency services develop strategies and procedures to be better prepared for, respond to and manage on-farm emergencies.