Agricultural operations include a wide range of situations, from farms to animal husbandry. Every agricultural operation is a workplace, and every workplace has hazards. This two-part course provides a general introduction to occupational health and safety for new agricultural workers.
Learn how to work safely, recognize workplace hazards and the basic elements of an occupational health and safety program.
New workers include:
People of all ages who are starting a new job
Young workers under the age of 25
People transferred from other parts of the organization
Those whose workplace processes and hazards have changed
Participants will gain knowledge of workers' rights that are protected by health and safety legislation, understand the role of health and safety programs within a workplace, and learn how to identify job-related hazards and how to work safely.
This course also provides guidance on hazards that are common to agricultural operations: working alone, violence, working with chemicals, slips and falls, lifting by hand, machinery and equipment, confined spaces, electricity, and handling animals. This course is highly interactive. Pop-ups, external links, review questions, and activities are used to apply learning throughout.
There is a self-assessment quiz to test understanding of the material at the end of Part 1. At the end of Part 2, those who score at least 80% on the final exam will be able to print a certificate of completion.
Recognizing workplace hazards
Occupational health and safety law
General approaches to working safely
Working safely - specific hazards
Preparing for emergencies
Who to ask for help
Upon completion of this course you will be able to
Explain the three fundamental rights of workers in health and safety legislation
Describe the general duties of employers and workers
List the six basic types of workplace hazards
Understand how workplace hazards are controlled and steps you can take to protect yourself
Recognize the basic elements of an occupational health and safety program
Know who to ask for help with health and safety matters
This course is divided into two parts. Average time to complete this course is about 90 minutes.
Funding for this e-course was provided by the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association.
This course is suitable for workers in all agricultural organizations of all sizes.
This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.
During checkout, you can choose to register as a single learner or select a multiple learner license. With a multiple learner license you will act as an administrator and add learners from your company.
Also available in French.