The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course will be a HYBRID course on June 1, 2, 16, 23, and 30, 2023. More details will be updated when available.

About the course

The Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course has been the national model of effective agricultural safety and health education for over a decade. The course provides information and skills needed to enable safety and health professionals to anticipate, recognize, and prevent occupational illnesses and injuries among members of the agricultural community. Expert instruction is provided by experienced faculty and specialists including Board-Certified Physicians, Nurses, Veterinarians, and Certified Industrial Hygienists.


The Course includes:
  • Classroom Instruction
  • Agricultural Safety and Health Activities
  • Small-Group Discussions
  • Case Studies
  • Virtual Farm Tours
  • Interactive Exercises
  • Producer, Provider, and Industry Perspectives

Course dates 

June 1, 2, 16, 23, and 20, 2023

Course director

Diane Rohlman, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health.

View the full faculty list.

Intended audience

Appropriate for safety and health managers, health care providers, public health practitioners, veterinarians, and anyone interested in the unique safety and health needs of rural and agricultural communities.

Academic credit

The course may be taken for 3 hours of graduate credit from the University of Iowa College of Public Health. Students must register for OEH:6110, Rural Health and Agricultural Medicine (Summer Session 2023).

Continuing Education Credits

Applications for Continuing Education Credits will be submitted.

Course topics include: Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Transportation Hazards in Agriculture, Physical Agents for Agricultural Health, Agricultural Injury, Pesticides, Safety and Rescue Demonstrations, Hazards Associated with Livestock, Farm Tour, Implementing Prevention Practices Based on Biological Risk Assessment, Psychosocial Hazards in the Agricultural Industry, Farmworker Health, Pork Producer Industry Perspective and Virtual Farm Tour, Rural Health and Safety: The Employer Perspective, Occupational Diseases of the Lung in Agricultural Settings, Ergonomics in Agriculture, Youth Case Study, Occupational Skin Disorders in Agriculture, Use and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment, Musculoskeletal Disorders among Agricultural Workers, Telemedicine, Prevention of Illness and Injury in Agricultural Populations, Medication-Related Agricultural Injury, Cancer in Agricultural Populations

Registration Information – Preregistration is Required

Registration is not yet open for 2023.


If you have questions about course content, please contact Kay Mohling, MA.