Nearly everyone in Ohio’s agriculture community knows someone who has been seriously injured or who has perished from a farm related incident. While fatalities in farming activities have declined over the last few years, the ultimate goal is to eliminate farm-related accidents altogether.
That’s the vision of Ohio Farm Bureau’s Cultivating Safe Farm Operations eLearning Safety Series, a new, interactive, engaging and accessible online education program developed for a broad audience of farmers, workers and on-farm youth to encourage real changes in farm safety habits.
Developed in partnership with Nationwide and Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science's Ag Safety and Health Program, the online safety series offers three 40-minute modules for learners and covers several basic agricultural risks. Each module integrates an assessment into the online platform to assure basic comprehension, which will help cultivate on-farm behavior modification.
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To access the modules, prospective learners must create an account at the website listed below through the Farm Bureau University platform, which is provided in partnership with American Farm Bureau Federation and includes additional self-directed learning opportunities. In addition, successful completion of the modules satisfies the annual Workers' Compensation Group Rating programsafety training requirement for Ohio Farm Bureau members who are participants.
The Cultivating Safe Farm Operations eLearning Safety is made possible with the help of Dee Jepsen, assistant professor, CFAES, and state agricultural safety leader; Kent McGuire, CFAES ag safety and health coordinator; the team at Nationwide Insurance Risk Management Services; and Victoria Shaw, OFB’s e-learning consultant and a Medina County Farm Bureau member.
Visit ofbf.org/agsafety for full details and to access this free training program.