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AgrAbility provides education and assistance to disabled agricultural workers. The vision of AgrAbility is to enhance quality of life for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities. While the term “disability” often brings to mind conditions such as spinal cord injuries and amputations, AgrAbility addresses not only these but also many other conditions, such as arthritis, back impairments, and behavioral health issues. AgrAbility can provide the tools and gear so that disabled workers can return to work.
The AgriSafe Network provides education and training to agricultural health and safety professionals. They are broadly known for providing free webinars on staying healthy and safe in agriculture. They also provide a course for rural health providers on agricultural medicine, a course for college students on agricultural health and safety, risk assessment tools, and safety videos. Visit their safety store to get the right type of personal protective equipment for your agricultural job.
Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health
HICAHS is just one of 11 regional “Ag Centers” across the country, all focused on reducing on-the-job injuries and illnesses found in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. Visit the other Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health websites for more research-based resources and information.
- Northeast Center for Occupational Health and Safety (Cooperstown, NY)
- Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (Tallahassee, FL)
- Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention (Lexington, KY)
- National Children’s Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety (Marshfield, WI)
- Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (Iowa City, IA)
- Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (Minneapolis, MN)
- Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (Omaha, NE)
- Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (Tyler, TX)
- Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (Seattle, WA)
- Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (Davis, CA)
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National Ag Safety Database
The National Ag Safety Database (NASD) is a repository of health and safety information for agriculture. Search the database for health and safety publications produced by Ag Centers, Extension groups, and other health and safety organizations.
National ROPS Rebate Program
The National ROPS Rebate Program (NRRP) is a voluntary program that provides rebates for approximately 70%* of the cost of purchasing and installing a ROPS (Rollover Protective Structure; rollbar) kit. Funding is currently available in Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin; however, the National Tractor Safety Coalition is working to ensure funding across the United States. Visit www.ropsr4u.org or call 1-877-767-7748 for more information.
*Exact rebate varies by state
North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks
Cultivate Safety recognizes that youth doing work that doesn’t match their developmental level and abilities increases the risk of injury. Many children get excellent hands-on work experience when they are raised on a farm, but have you checked if your child is ready to do the work? Review the North American Guidelines for Children’s Agricultural Tasks to check if your child has learned the appropriate skills to do a task correctly and safely.
OSHA’s On-site Consultation Program offers free and confidential safety and occupational health advice to small and medium-sized businesses in all states across the country, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. When your business receives an OSHA consultation, no citations or penalties are incurred for violation of OSHA standards, nor will the results be reported to OSHA enforcement staff. Find an OSHA Consultation Program in your state, or visit their website for information: https://www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/consult.html
Progressive Agriculture Foundation
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days are fun, educational events that teach children lessons to help keep them and those around them safe and healthy. While the basic program is designed for 8- to 13-year-old children, Safety Days may be adjusted to accommodate younger children or entire families. Safety Days can be open to the entire community or they may be customized for specific schools, or classes.
Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) Clearinghouse
The SAY (Safety in Agriculture for Youth) Project has developed a National Clearinghouse that shows the alignment of agricultural safety and health curriculum and educational resources to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards used by agricultural educators. SAY is funded by the USDA.