Farm Safety App

The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health is has developed a web-based app to collect data on safety hazards and injuries on farms. This interactive checklist asks evaluators to observe physical items on the farm and score the safety of each item using a standardized scoring system.  All responses from using this app are recorded and, when the user is ready, submitted to a database for later analysis.  At this time, we are assessing the usefulness of the app and are interested in identifying improvements.

If you are interested in testing the app, our next live training workshop is scheduled for July 14, 2021. If you are interested in attending, please register HERE (this is a link to a registration portal on Qualtrics).  Participants who complete the recorded and live sessions and feedback survey are eligible for $50 compensation.

Workshop attendees will need to be able to watch a 58 minute video (on YouTube), visit the app website on a mobile device (smartphone or pad), and participate in the 1-hour live session on July 14, to be held on Zoom (you will need an internet connection, a laptop or smartphone, and a microphone, at a minimum).

Steps to Take

Once you have registered, please:

  • Visit the web-based app at:   https://hazards.gpcah.public-health.uiowa.edu. We suggest visiting this on a mobile device (smart phone, surface/pad device) which resembles what you would take out on a farm visit.  Note that the video (below) details how to log in to the app to get past the first page.
  • On another device (laptop, PC, SmartTV) go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRNSnAEbTJ0 to access the Part 1 training video, which is 58 minutes.
  • While watching the video, you will be instructed to follow along on the app.  Note that once you have clicked on the web page to load the app and clicked on any help button at least one time, you should not need to be connected to the internet on your mobile device until you want to “submit” the data.

We ask that you finish watching the video by July 9, 2021.  You may find it useful to watch it earlier so you can play around with the app before we meet live on the 14th.

Once you watch the video, you will be prompted to complete a short 5-minute survey to let us know what questions you have before we meet for the live session.  The link is imbedded in the video.  You will need use the same email address you used to register when you log in to this survey so we can send you information to confirm participation on surveys for your certificate and compensation.

Once you complete the short survey, you will be sent the meeting link and password to get into the live Zoom session.  For those who watched the video and completed this survey, we will also email you a reminder 24-hours prior to the live session, using the email address you registered with.

The live session will start at 4 PM Central time on Wednesday, July 14.

We look forward to sharing the app with you and getting your feedback on ways to make it more useful for you and the farmers you serve.

Contact cph-greatplainscenter@uiowa.edu with questions. Please put “Farm Safety App” in the subject line of your email