Online Curriculum Offers Safety Training for Young Ag Workers

Purdue University announced that its free, online Gearing Up for Safety curriculum has recently been expanded with funding from the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). The program targets young and beginning agricultural workers ages 12-20 and seeks to enhance the quality of life for farm families and those working in agriculture by reducing farm injuries and occupational health risks. Optimized for remote delivery, home school or independent study, the Gearing Up for Safety program contains 20 lessons, with additional units in development, and 30 professionally produced videos featuring instructors from across the country teaching individual units. Each lesson includes high-quality PowerPoint presentations with extensive instructor notes, student activity sheets, suggested teaching aids, relevant case studies and evaluation materials.