This interactive lesson teaches about safety behavior, legislation and recognition of job-related hazards. Furthermore, the lesson is a guide in hazards that are common in the broad range of agricultural work, including working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals. The lesson is especially made for new workers in agriculture, since these workers appear to have higher rates of injuries in the first months after starting their job. The situations and legal aspects describe the specific Canadian situation, but also hold more in general.
The lesson consists of three parts: (1) Introduction: recognition and laws, (2) Overview: safe working and safety programs, and (3) Examination. The lesson is not free-of-charge (see under). and consists of ready-to-use material. The text can also be downloaded. The material is appropriate for any worker in agriculture and no prerequisites are demanded. Registering is necessary before the lesson can be approached. The lesson includes several questions, feedback on these and a self test.
The lesson is available in two languages: English and French. For the direct link to the French version of the lesson, see the Comments block.