AJP resources to implement a safety plan & train your team #
Instructions (SOP): Planning & Training for Health & Safety. This resource is a condensed, step-by-step process for writing, implementing, and reviewing your farm’s safety plan. Follow these steps when you write your first safety plan; when you update your plan at the beginning of each season; and periodically as part of on-going reviews.
Template: Farm Health & Safety Plan. This extensive template offers an a la carte foundation for your farm safety plan. Remove sections that don’t apply to your workplace and tailor the remaining sections to fit your needs.
Additional Health & Safety Links #
The New York Center for Agricultural Health and Medicine (NYCAMH) has extensive resources on all possible farm hazards in English and Spanish. In NY and few other NE states, NYCAMH offers safety assessments, and free training. There are also small grants to farms to reduce safety hazards.
Agricultural Tailgate Training Safety fact sheets are short (20min) modules for safety trainings. Part of OSU’s larger safety resource collection.
Tractor Resource Hub – Safety & Operation Includes links and resources aimed at safe operation of tractors and equipment. Compiled by UVM.
UC Davis Western Center for Agricultural Health & Safety offers a relatively small selection of training materials, but their resources on heat safety and wildfire smoke are better than any others.
The National Agricultural Safety Database has links to training videos which are either free to view online, for rent, or for sale.
The National Farmers Union (NFU) has a series of videos on farm safety.
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) is dedicated to preventing illnesses, injuries, and deaths among farmers and ranchers, agricultural and horticultural workers, their families, and their employees. Operates a hands-on farm equipment safety training center, classrooms, and a library and resource center.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health provides white papers, hazard alert bulletins, hazard evaluations, research, and links concerning agricultural safety and health.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) enforces workplace safety standards and offers information on workplace health and safety.