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Tools of the Trade

A variety of agricultural safety videos and accompanying handouts are provided below. Click into any topic that interests you to review the video and all accompanying materials.

Safer Farm

Safer Farm is an ever-evolving free online tool designed to provide first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards on the farm.

Ag Injury Surveillance

Video demonstration that utilizes the free ag injury surveillance tool at https://aginjurynews.org and applying the research to real world issues.

Safety & Health Resources

The SAY National Clearinghouse has ag safety and health curriculum and resources, which can be used in 4-H club, FFA classrooms or agricultural workplaces. Participants will be able to ‘test drive’ some of the materials like the Safer Farm hazard inspections.

HeavyConnect App

We will show how to use a mobile device to complete and document worker training in the field using the HeavyConnect app. We’ll explain how it works by storing bilingual training content on topics like injury & illness prevention so it can be referenced during a tailgate training. Then a crew leader can collect worker signatures with automatic date stamps so it’s easy to make sure all workers are up to date on their safety training.

ATV/UTV Safety

Through the use of a tilt table we demonstration how center of gravity changes when adding a load.

Spills On the Farm

This infographic is a tool to prepare farms in case of a spill. Two major sections make up this tool: Before a spill, planning and implementing spill mitigation steps and Spill Response, what to do in case of a spill. This TOT will walk viewers through each of the steps and demonstrate planning, implementation and response.

Noise Monitoring Apps

Hearing loss continues to be a risk for those working in agriculture, with approximately 50% of agricultural workers over 50 years of age experiencing hearing handicaps. This session will teach you how to create a hearing conservation lesson using a free noise monitoring app and inexpensive noise suppressing earbuds. This lesson can be used with folks from 13 – 100 years of age.

Protecting Young Ag Workers

Demonstrations of videos and worksite/classroom activities to promote safety among young workers.

Virtual Learning for AFF

These interactive courses were created for producers and organizations to improve safety and health practices on agricultural, forestry and fishing operations. Each module includes videos, notes, quizzes, and a comprehensive exam. Enroll in the SW Ag Center’s Rise courses and take your health and safety trainings to the next level.

Hearing Conservation

This demonstration will include a walk-through of a web-based hearing loss simulator which will enable participants to experience what it is like to live with noise-induced hearing loss. There will also be an activity on using a sound level meter app to measure sound levels in the environment, and how to reduce environmental noise exposures.

Dairy Worker Training Guides

In this Tools of the Trade demonstration, we’ll demo and walk through a practical training tool: producer training guides. Demystify dairy and swine safety with fully-loaded with guides, videos, quizzes, and a certificate of completion (in English and Spanish).

Power Take Off (PTO) Safety

This demonstration uses a work boot and a simulated shoelace to illustrate how far a spinning 540 RPM PTO shaft actually travels in three seconds. This is an easily replicated, visual demonstration to illustrate reaction time and the dangers of entanglement in a PTO shaft.

Ag Youth Work Guidelines

It’s well known that agriculture is a hazardous worksite, especially for young workers, who typically have less experience and different abilities than adults. Join us as we demonstrate how the Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines are used to assess a young worker’s abilities and ensure they can perform tasks safely.

Invest in Your Health

Join us as we introduce six modules that have been developed on key safety and health topics targeting youth, young workers and workers new to agriculture. Course instruction and training materials are provided under an open share platform. Join us in building capacity for agricultural safety and health in community members.

AgriSafe Learning Lab (ALL)

The AgriSafe Learning Lab (ALL) was launched in May 2019. This online tool allows participants to experience learning at a time that is right for them and ensures active participation before certificates or digital badges are generated. All developed content, including training, resources and courses, are available in the AgriSafe Learning Lab.

Virtual Tractor Training

The tractor safety curriculum has undergone an extreme make-over and ready for its big reveal! From traditional to trendy, participants will see new curriculum to engage youth, teachers and community leaders who teach tractor certification. Be ready to take a test drive on the virtual reality driving course!

Teaching Hearing Protection

Use STEM education and the investigative process to teach youth about hearing protection. This lesson puts a new spin on a classic safety education tool commonly referred to as the “AirZooka,” which is used to mimic the interaction between harmful noise and the human eardrum. The mini AirZooka activity takes this teaching tool a step further by engaging students in the building and demonstrating processes to amplify learning, engagement, and ultimately the retention of knowledge.

Hazard Ridge Video Game

Hazard Ridge is the most fun and effective way to learn about farm safety! This interactive 3D video game teaches teens preventative safety measures and how to navigate challenges in real time.