Core Course Objectives


Course Objectives

2022 Agricultural Safety and Health Core Course – Educational Objectives

At the completion of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the incidence and impact of injury and illness among agricultural workers.
  • Identify the hazards associated with agricultural transportation activities, with emphasis on tractors, ATVs/UTVs, and public roadway use.
  • Outline current issues in production agriculture that impact health and safety.
  • Recognize lung and skin illnesses that occur as a result of agricultural activities and apply strategies for their prevention.
  • Identify hazards to youth living and working on farms and apply methods of prevention.
  • Recognize routes of disease transmission and methods to prevent infection.
  • Identify hazards associated with livestock production and recommend prevention strategies.
  • Describe agricultural work factors associated with psychosocial stress and how they impact health, safety, and well-being.
  • Describe exposures to physical agents and their associated health effects experienced by agricultural workers.
  • Identify emergency rescue methods appropriate to agricultural hazards and events.
  • Explain what role healthcare providers can have in reducing injuries and illness in agricultural populations.
  • Recognize risk factors for upper extremity and low back musculoskeletal disorders among agricultural workers.
  • Recognize pesticide exposure scenarios and recommend methods to control exposure.
  • Observe farm activities and identify potential risk factors for injury and illness.
  • Identify medications which may increase risk of injury to farmers or those in agriculture.
  • Identify the appropriate use and selection of personal protective equipment for protection from agricultural hazards.
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls to mitigate agricultural hazards and to promote safety and health in agricultural communities.
  • Describe characteristics of agricultural workers that affect prevention efforts.
  • Summarize available evidence linking agricultural work and cancer outcomes.
  • Describe techniques providers can incorporate into their practice to address the unique healthcare needs of rural communities.


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