Youth Safety

Information on youth safety on the farm, including demonstrations on PTO hazards, tractor stability, blind spots, flowing grain hazards and corn harvest safety. Access to Safety in Agriculture for Youth project and Right From the Start resources.

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Fourth generation dairy farmer Philip Dean is shown alongside automatic takeoffs, which he received with help from AgAbility. Photo by Abbie Spackman
USDA-NIFA Funding Supports Farmers With Disabilities, Youth Safety Programs - News News
Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences has been awarded funding for programs to help prevent serious injuries and to provide assistance to those farming with disabilities. More
Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions Researcher Aims to Limit Technology-based Distractions - News
Serap Gorucu, researcher at PSU, recently discussed youth ag safety at the “Technology-based Distractions in Farming Youth” seminar December 6 at Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. More
Mr Egg in a rollover situation
Mr. Egg ROPS Demonstration - Articles Articles
Targeted to youth ages 8 to 16. The Mr. Egg Demo provides understanding on the center of gravity, stability baseline, the value of ROPS, and to discuss factors leading to tractor rollovers. More
Parts of the PTO Demonstration
PTO Hazards Simulator - Articles Articles
Intended for adult workers this table top demo is designed to provide a hands‐on, life‐like PTO entanglement scenario. Reaction time is measured in relationship to the speed of a turning PTO shaft. More
Farm Hazard Hunt Display
Farm Hazard Hunt Display - Articles Articles
This Demo will show many sources of farm hazards. Discussion of hazard prevention, developing a strategy to deal with potential hazards, and responding to injuries or fatalities from farm hazards. More
Flow Grain Demo
Table Top Flowing Grain Hazards Demonstration - Articles Articles
Demo offers an understanding on how flowing grain causes grain bin entrapments. Discussion on prevention of entrapment and first‐on‐the scene emergency response. More
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program - Articles Articles
The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) is a project of Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) for youth ages 14 and 15. More
Michael Pate has been named Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences
Pate named Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety - News News
Michael Pate has been appointed Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. More
Navigating the SAY National Clearinghouse
Navigating the SAY National Clearinghouse - Articles Articles
The SAY National Clearinghouse consists of two different types of educational products: formal curricula and other supporting resources. More
ATV Stability Simulator Trailer
ATV Stability Simulator Trailer - Articles Articles
The ATV Stability Simulator is an interactive safety education simulator appropriate for all audiences age 8 and over. More
Hazards of Flowing Grain Demonstrations
Hazards of Flowing Grain Demonstrations - Articles Articles
The objective of the demonstration is to illustrate how grain flows in storage structures and transport vehicles, the hazards of flowing grain, and rescue procedures for freeing an entrapped victim. More
Collection of various protective gear
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection Demonstration - Articles Articles
This demonstration is for adult workers. Using the Head, Eye, and Foot Protection Demonstration helps illustrate the value of choosing the proper personal protective equipment. More
Corn Harvest Hazard Simulator Demo
Corn Harvest Hazard Simulator - Articles Articles
This demonstration is aimed at adult workers. The Corn Picker Hazard Simulator presents a simulation of a clogged corn picker or forage harvester in operation. More
Tilt table
Mini Tilt Table Stability Demonstration - Articles Articles
This demo focuses on: center of gravity, and stability baseline of a tractor, skid steer, and ATV. The demo can lead to discussions of tractor, skid steer, or ATV rollover incidents. More
Blind spot demonstration
Blind Spots and Peripheral Vision - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): CS.03 and PST.02.This lesson plan developed by Penn State includes learning objectives, demonstration instructions, and an evaluation. More
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