Gearing up for Safety youth curriculum

The Show-Me Farm Safety Committee recently discovered the need to have farm safety curriculum ready and available for Missouri agriculture educators to teach agricultural students.

Purdue University recently created a program called “Gearing Up for Safety.”

The purpose of the program is to provide the necessary tools for organizing and conducting a local production agriculture safety training program for youth, and to afford parents, employers, or supervisors of youth the means to conduct on-the-job safety training.

It includes program planning suggestions, resources, and a carefully-designed and tested curriculum for teaching. These topics have been identified by agricultural safety and health experts as essential for youth to know and demonstrate in order to safely operate agricultural equipment, as well as perform other hazardous farm and ranch tasks.

The first 16 lessons of content are specifically designed for youth between the ages of 14 and 19 who are either legally protected under child labor or federal workplace safety and health regulations, or who are enrolled in 4-H or secondary agricultural education programs.

We encourage you to take advantage of this free training. Click here for details on accessing the curriculum.

For more information on farm safety, please visit farmsafety.mo.gov.

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