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 can followed on-line free of charge UNTIL NOVEMBER 2012 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 can be followed in about 2 hours. It 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 in the full metadata description (this can be found by clicking above on the title of the short-view description).
Training level(s) of the material:
A certificate of completion can be printed out if the final examination is scored at least 80% correct.
Safety, ergonomics, occupational hygiene
Key terms on the content:
Hazards, physical, chemical, safety, machinery, animals, agricultural equipment, regulation, tasks, duties
Time demand to complete:
Approximately 2 hours
Coverage of the content of the material:
The material presents the general view on safe and healthy work behavior, with many examples coming from agriculture.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing
Yes, under the “Course Description” on the Internet page of this lesson.
Valuation of previous knowledge:
Yes, just on the menu items
No, but incidentally a term is explained by clicking the link within the text
Yes, via the external links
Size of download (Mb):
No download is necessary
Online connection with the Internet.
Owner / intellectual property:
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), Hamilton (ON), Canada
The module is free to use. However, a general statement on copyrights for all material presented by the CCOHS can be found under http://www.ccohs.ca/ccohs/important.html. It states the following: “All rights reserved. Permission is granted to electronically copy and to print in hard copy for internal use only. No part of this information may be reproduced, modified, or redistributed in any form or by any means, for any purposes other than those noted above (including sales), without the prior written permission of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).”
Year of publication:
Date added to the website:
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Collection (part of):
The lesson is part of the free courses for public awareness that are offered by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS).