- Safety and Health Topics
- Agricultural Operations
Find resources here such as links to free publications, training materials, and state resources.
- Agriculture Safety: Safe Tractors, Save Lives Magnet
- All-Terrain Vehicle Hazards during Farm Work. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3758), (2015). (Spanish)
- Backing Up Farm Vehicles and Equipment Safely. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3733), (2014). (Spanish)
- Agriculture: Protecting Farmworkers from Tractor and Harvester Hazards. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3706), (2014). (Spanish)
- Protecting Workers from Tripod Orchard Ladder Injuries. OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3705), (2014). (Spanish)
- Safe Use of Tripod Orchard Ladders (PDF). OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3728), (2014). (Spanish)
- Protecting Workers from Tractor Hazards. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3835), (2015). (Spanish)
Heat Illness Prevention
- Heat Illness Prevention Training Guide, A Lesson Plan for Employers. OSHA Publication 3437, (2011). (Spanish)
- Heat Stress. OSHA QuickCard™. (Spanish (OSHA Publication 3417, (2014)) | Vietnamese (OSHA Publication 3389, (2011))).
- Heat Outreach Wallet Card. OSHA Publication 3556, (2012). (Spanish (OSHA Publication 3565, (2012)) | Portuguese (OSHA Publication 3663, (2013))).
- Heat Safety Illustrated, Low-Literacy (Construction/Agriculture). OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3422), (2011). (Spanish (OSHA Publication 3423, (2011))).
- Heat Illness: Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat (PDF). OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication FS-3743), (2014).
- Heat Illness: Stopping for Water Keeps You Going, Community Poster. OSHA Publication 3435, (2011).
- Heat Hazards: Working Outdoors in Warm Climates (PDF). OSHA Fact Sheet, (2005).
- Heat Illness: Health Effects of Heat Worksite, Training Poster. OSHA Publication 3431, (2011).
- NEW Confined Space Entry on a Farm: Fatal Facts. OSHA Publication 3939, (2018).
- Cotton Press: Fatal Facts. OSHA Publication 3679, (2013).
- Emergency Preparedness for Farmworkers. OSHA Publication 3870, (2016).
- Farmworker Electrocution: Fatal Facts. OSHA Publication 3817, (2015).
- Green Tobacco Sickness. OSHA Publication 3765, (2015).
- Personal Protective Equipment. OSHA Fact Sheet (Publication 3603), (2000). (Spanish | Portuguese (2010))
- Combustible Dust Explosions. OSHA Fact Sheet.
- Dangers of Engulfment and Suffocation in Grain Bins Hazard Alert (PDF)
- Grain Handling Guide (PDF). OSHA Publication 3103, (1996).
- Grain Handling Safety. OSHA Wallet Card (Publication 3329), (2011).
- Grain Bins: Worker Entry into Grain Storage Bins (PDF). OSHA Fact Sheet.
- Chemical Grain Fumigant. (January 6, 2015).
- NEW Solutions for Tree Care Hazards (OSHA 3940 - 2018)(English PDF)
- Tree Care Work Hazards (PDF | EPUB | MOBI). OSHA Hazard Bulletin (Publication HB-3731, (2014). (Spanish (PDF | EPUB | MOBI) Publication HB-3740, (2014))).
- Tree Care Work - Know the Hazards. OSHA Publication 3752, (December 2014). (Spanish).
- Tree Trimming and Removal (PDF). OSHA QuickCard™ (Publication 3301), (2005). (Spanish (PDF) (2005) | Portuguese (PDF) (OSHA Publication 3601, (2012)).
- Tree Trimming. OSHA Fact Sheet.
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 Food & Agribusiness Branch is a forum for safety professionals involved in agriculture to network and is another source of safety resources.
- 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
- Agricultural Safety and Health. Pennsylvania State University Extension
- Ag Environmental Health and Safety. Kansas State University
- Agricultural Safety and Health. The University of Missouri Extension Rural Safety and Health Program
- Agricultural Safety & Health Program. The Ohio State University Extension
- 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
The Susan Harwood Training Grant Program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for training and educating workers and employers about safety and health hazards in their workplaces and their rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act. The program focuses on improving recognition, avoidance, and prevention of hazards for workers in underserved, low-literacy, and high-hazard industries.
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
- Combustible Dust
- Confined Spaces
- Cotton Dust
- Diesel Exhaust
- Hazard Communication
- Heat Exposure
- Machine Guarding
- Medical and First Aid
- Motor Vehicle Safety
- Noise Exposure
- Occupational Asthma
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Poultry Processing
- Powered Industrial Trucks
- 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.