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General Resources

National Resources

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.

State Resources
OSHA's Susan Harwood Training Grant Resources

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. Harwood Grant awardees have developed training resources for agricultural workers in the following topic areas:

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Additional Information

Youth in Agriculture

Related OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages


  • Susan Harwood Training Grantee developed training materials are available 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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