The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network which provides research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration serves the American farmworker population through two main programs. The National Farmworker Jobs Program is a nationally directed program of job training and employment assistance for migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs). The National Monitor Advocate monitors and reviews the compliance of state agencies with Job Service (JS) regulations affecting MSFWs and offers technical assistance to the ETA regional offices and State agencies in carrying out JS regulations and programs.
The National Center for Farmworker Health is a private, not-for-profit corporation which provides information services, training and technical assistance on agricultural issues, including safety and health.
The American Society of Safety Engineers Agricultural Branch is a forum for safety professionals involved in agriculture to network and is another source of safety resources.Back to Top
- Specialized research and education resources are provided at:
- Ag Safety & Health, University of Idaho. College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. University of Iowa.
- Agricultural Safety and Health Program. University of Minnesota.
- The University of Missouri Extension Rural Safety and Health Program, Agricultural Safety and Health
- Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station: Farm Safety
- The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAM/NEC). Cooperstown, New York.
- The Southern Coastal Agromedicine, North Carolina Agromedicine Institute. East Carolina University, NC State University, NC AT&T State University.
- Texas Department of Insurance, Free Safety and Health Publications
- Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety. University of California at Davis.
Youth in Agriculture
- OSHA's Youth in Agriculture website
- The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health created the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative
- The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
- Safety Guidelines for Hired Adolescent Farm Workers
- Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
Related OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
- Grain Handling Safety
- Confined Spaces
- Machine Guarding
- Medical and First Aid
- Occupational Asthma
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- The Association of Farmworkers Opportunities Program has developed training materials on heat stress, both in English and Spanish.
- NIOSH Ag Safety Centers. The Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention represent a major NIOSH effort to protect the health and safety of agricultural workers and their families. The NIOSH Agricultural Centers were established as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / NIOSH Agricultural Health and Safety Initiative in 1990. The Centers were established by cooperative agreement to conduct research, education, and prevention projects to address the nation's pressing agricultural health and safety problems. Geographically, the Centers are distributed throughout the nation to be responsive to the agricultural health and safety issues unique to the different regions.
- Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, University of California at Davis. Publications.
- Improve Emergency Response Training. Agricultural Safety and Health Program, Purdue University.
- Resources and Links: Agricultural Health & Safety. The Office of Radiation, Chemical & Biological Safety (ORCBS). Michigan State University.
- Pesticide Safety Education Program. University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
- Agricultural Safety. University of Florida, Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) of UF/IFAS Extension.
- Agricultural Safety and Health. Pennsylvania State University.
- Publications & Resources. Ohio State University.
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