Farming is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States. In this module, we lay the groundwork for you to begin building a culture of safety on your farming operation and reduce the number of incidents in the industry. And learners will build comfort in the online learning environment.
Ohio Farm Bureau Ag Safety
Cultivating Safe Farm Operations
eLearning Safety Series and Resource Material
Creating a culture of farm safety to eliminate incidents in Ohio’s agricultural community.
In partnership with Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences’ Ag Safety and Health Program, and Nationwide, Ohio Farm Bureau’s Cultivating Safe Farm Operations eLearning safety series is an interactive, online education program. Created with three initial modules, the series was developed to be engaging and accessible to a broad audience of farmers, part time, full time and youth farm workers.
Each of the three initial modules will take learners about 40 minutes to complete and cover several basic agricultural risks. Each module integrates an assessment into the online platform to ensure basic comprehension and help cultivate on-farm behavior modification.
To access the program modules, prospective learners must create an account in Farm Bureau University. The platform is provided in partnership with American Farm Bureau Federation, and includes additional self directed learning opportunities.
Too many of us know someone involved in a serious tractor or roadway incident. In this module, learners will learn the safety fundamentals of tractors, power take offs (PTOs) and ag roadway use. We will review hazards and strategies you can use on your operation and in your day to day activities to reduce your incident risk.
Farmers love machines and equipment. But each tool we use has an associated risk. In this module, we deconstruct the risks associated in farm equipment to prepare you to keep the people on your farm safe.
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Workers’ Compensation Safety Instructions
Members enrolled in Ohio Farm Bureau’s Workers’ Compensation Group Rating program are required to complete training (minimum two hours) each year. To qualify this training for the program, additional action is required. Note: Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has waived the safety education and training requirements for this policy year — July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, for private employers.
To qualify this program, after completion of the three courses, a completion email will be sent to the participant’s inbox. Simply forward that email along with participant’s member ID to [email protected].
Should you have questions, please contact [email protected] or your county Farm Bureau.
Additional Resource Material
|Emergency Preparedness||Use these resources from Nationwide to help develop an emergency preparedness plan. From wind to fire to flooding, every operation should develop a plan and be ready to execute during an emergency.|
|Farm Strategies on Safety (Farm S.O.S.)||OSU’s developed ag safety education programming. Used as the foundational content for the eLearning OFB Ag Safety Series, these resources and programs are available upon request from OSU’s Ag Safety team.|
|OSU Ag Safety||OSU’s ag safety resources landing page. The first location to find information on AgrAbility, Grain C.A.R.T. demo and a number of other valuable farm safety resources.|
|Nationwide Tips on Creating a Culture of Safety||Suggestions from the industry leader on farm safety on how to create a culture of farm safety on your operation.|
|CompManagement Resources Page||A link to Ohio Farm Bureau’s Workers’ Compensation group rating program service provider resources page.|