Agricultural Safety Resources


Ag Safety Awareness Week | March 5-11, 2017
Join the National Farm Bureau Federation and the US Ag Centers in promoting safe work spaces on agricultural operations. Use the resources below to share safety within your networks.

Press Release
Social Media Kit
Flyer

Webinar Links:

"When Machines Meet the Road: Farm Equipment Crashes on Public Highways"
Presenters: Marizen Ramirez, MPH, PhD & Karissa Harland, MPH, PhD

“Why We Need to ‘Be Calm’ Around Animals”
Presenter: Jeff Bender, DVM, MS, DACVPM

Right from the Start: Safety Awareness for the Next Generation of Livestock Producers

Available in English
DVD Cost: FREE
Click the links below to watch individual chapters of Right from the Start.
Introduction
Safety Basics
Beef Cattle
Cattle Trailers
Production Cattle
Dairy Cattle Part 1
Dairy Cattle Part 2
Horses Part 1
Horses Part 2
Production Horses
Horse Trailers
Goats
Sheep
Swine

NEW SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS ARE HERE FOR RIGHT FROM THE START. Find outlines, PowerPoints, quizzes and more.

This DVD and its supplemental materials are devoted to safety around beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, goats, sheep, and swine. Chapters devoted to trailer safety and production livestock are also included. Right from the Start is ideal for 4-H leaders, Vo Ag teachers, and other youth educators.

Bites, Stings and Venomous Things Tip Booklet
Available in English and Spanish
Cost: FREE for a limited time
Bites, Stings and Venomous Things PDF
Mordeduras, Picaduras y Criaturas Venenosas PDF

This weatherproof pocket tip booklet helps agriculture workers and their families to identify common venomous critters in the Southwest and properly treat bites and stings in the field. A limited number of booklets are available for free. You can purchase a supply of BSVT tip booklets with your company’s logo!

Logging/Forestry Safety Series
Available in English
Cost: FREE download or hard copy

21 tailgate trainings designed to be delivered on the jobsite in about 5 minutes. Topics range from Chainsaw Safety to Heat Illness Prevention. Contact Nykole.Vance@uthct.edu to get a hard copy of the trainings and sign-in sheets for employees.

Communication, Navigation and Mayday Interactive CD
English, Spanish and Vietnamese are included on the CD
Cost: FREE

From 2000-2010 the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery was the leading fishery by number of fatalities. Stakeholder advisors reported that lack of knowledge of accepted ship to ship communication signals and appropriate radio monitoring and use (inhibited by lack of English language skills), as well as inability to make a proper Mayday call, contribute to the high mortality rate in the region. This observation was validated by project partners for the enclaves of Spanish-speaking fishermen in South Texas ports. A workgroup comprised of U.S. Coast Guard representatives, Vietnamese fishermen, Spanish-speaking fishermen, and a Vietnamese merchant marine was convened to develop a trilingual (Vietnamese, Spanish, and English) interactive CD. Multi-modal instruction teaches basic navigation sound signaling, radio channels to monitor and use for vessel to vessel communication, and an exercise to demonstrate a proper Mayday call. A certificate of completion is generated upon successful completion of the quizzes.


Livestock Safety for Kids DVD, VHS
Available in English and Spanish
CLICK HERE TO WATCH INSTANTLY (IN ENGLISH)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH INSTANTLY (IN SPANISH)

DVD Cost: FREE for a limited time (includes Cattle Handling Safety)
VHS free while supplies last.

This video is aimed at injury prevention by demonstrating:

  • animal behavior
  • children’s appropriate behavior around animals
  • hygiene

Cattle Handling Safety DVD, VHS
CLICK HERE TO WATCH INSTANTLY
Available in English
Cost: FREE for a limited time (includes Livestock Safety for Kids, English and Spanish)
VHS free while supplies last.

This video takes research to practice by describing:

  • animal behavior
  • corral design
  • working facilities

Characteristics of Agricultural Aviators and Perceptions of Risk Among Operators and Pilots
Available in English
Cost: FREE download

This poster summarizes a study that explored risk perceptions of hazards among agricultural aircraft operators and pilots and the true relative frequency of accident events as reported by the Federal Aviation Administration. The research team conducted a web-based survey of Federal Aviation Regulations Part 137 certificate holders and pilots between December 14, 2010 and March 31, 2011 for the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA).


ATV Safety Presentation
Available in English
Cost: FREE download

ATV incidents account for 30.2% of traumatic brain injury emergency visits requiring either hospitalization or transfer (CDC, 2008). Use this POWERPOINT and presentation NOTES to educate your community about ATV Safety.

Pesticide/Chemical Look-A-Like Display Construction Instructions
Available in English
FREE PDF Download

This concise document describes how to build your own pesticide/chemical look a like display for education presentations.


Ag Jobs Poster & Ag Employers Poster
Available in English
FREE PDF Downloads:
Ag Jobs
Ag Employers

Encourage the next generation to consider Jobs in Agriculture with these posters listing potential careers and employers.



Send your material requests to Nykole Vance at nykole.vance@uthct.edu with your name, phone number and address. You can also order by phone at (903) 877-7935.