Occupational Safety and Health Curriculum Development and Training for Minnesota Agricultural Educators

Project Description

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2014-2015

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries, particularly for youth and new-workers. Ag educators have a unique opportunity to provide resources to increase agricultural safety and health awareness. However, many ag educators do not receive regular ag safety training.

With this pilot project grant, South Central College developed an occupational safety and health (OSH) based curriculum to deliver to Minnesota agricultural educators that work with farm business management instruction, supervise high school students in agricultural workplaces, and/or coordinate college level agribusiness internships. This tailored OSH curriculum was delivered at a two hour training in January 2015 to 15 ag educators and a three and a half hour training in July 2015 to 10 ag educators.

A significant outcome of this pilot project was capacity and network building of the PI. Roberts was able to leverage her involvement in this grant to become more involved in agricultural safety and health work happening locally and statewide.

Read more in our Project Summary

This project increased partnerships between trusted agricultural educators, career and technical education students, and agricultural businesses, including farm owners.

Project Resources

Presentations

  • Roberts M. Occupational Safety and Health Curriculum Development and Training for Minnesota Agricultural Educators. 2016 NORA Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. May 4, 2016.
  • Roberts M. Occupational Safety and Health Curriculum Development and Training for Minnesota Agricultural Educators, 2015 NORA Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. May 6, 2015 & 2016
  • Roberts M. Occupational Safety and Health Curriculum Development and Training for Minnesota Agricultural Educators, International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH). June, 2016.
    Roberts, M. L. (2016, June). Occupational safety and health curriculum development and training for Minnesota agricultural educators. Poster session presented at the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Annual Conference. Lexington, KY.
  • Roberts, M. L. (2016, May). Occupational safety and health curriculum development and training for Minnesota agricultural educators. Poster session presented at the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Roberts, M. L. (2015, May). Occupational safety and health curriculum development and training for Minnesota agricultural educators: In-progress. Poster session presented at the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Symposium. Minneapolis, MN.

Project Personnel

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
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Megan L Roberts

Agribusiness Instructor South Central College
Phone: 507-389-7331
PROJECT PERSONNEL
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Sara Hewitt

Southern Minnesota Center of Agriculture South Central College and Minnesota West College
Phone: 507-389-7276
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Terry Weston

Center for Business and Industry South Central College
Phone: 507-389-7425