Posted November 7, 2013
 
Agriculture safety is the focus of a new YouTube channel, U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers, which is a joint project of the 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, according to a Farm Futures article available here.  The channel is available here.
 
Amanda Wickman, of the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education, said that extension agents and educators, agricultural science teachers, producers/owners/operators, first responders and agricultural families would all find value in the videos. 
 
Wickman said the Center was established “to protect the safety and health of more than 5.5 million full- and part-time contract and seasonal workers in agriculture, forestry, and fishing, as well as farm family members…Many Centers have created videos for this purpose and we’re trying to enhance dissemination to people who can benefit most from them.”
 
The channel launched on November 1.  Topics covered in videos include: respiratory protection, livestock safety, tractor and machinery safety, child development, emergency response, grain safety, pesticide safety, heat illness prevention, ladder safety and hearing protection.

 

For more information on farm labor and safety issues, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center’s website here.