Resources for Protecting Young Agricultural Workers

Do you train, supervise, or hire young agricultural workers?

As the agricultural season is ramping up, now is a great time to think about how to protect the safety and health of adolescent and young adult workers who are at higher risk of injury. A free, evidence-based training developed by the University of Iowa and the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is available for supervisors, parents, and teachers. Topics include supervising, training, and communicating more effectively with young workers. The training and supplemental materials are available in online and print formats in English and Spanish.

Really good information; things I’ll be able to use when working with youth on our farm. We are very aware of what a dangerous line of work we are in!
Iowa Farmer
I have completed the training and thought the training information was presented well and would like my supervisors to also participate. I also like that there is a Certificate of Training Completion available once the training is complete.
HR Manager
I am impressed with the high quality of the writing, organizational structure of the material, and the insight of the key messaging.
Senior Safety Consultant

This project is supported by the National Children’s Center for Rural Agricultural Health and Safety (NIOSH: U54 OH007548)

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Additional Resources

PUSH Online Training

The PUSH online training is a 50-minute, self-paced program that uses videos and real-life examples to teach young workers about safety, communication, and health.

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Protecting Young Workers:
A Guide for Employers

This employer guide outlines strategies for protecting the health, safety, and well-being of young workers.

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Young Worker Podcast

In this podcast, Dr. Rohlman addresses how employers can effectively train and communicate with young workers to protect their health and well-being.

Listen to the podcast!