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The National AgrAbility Project provides free online training as a service to farmers and ranchers with disabilities, the professionals who work with them, other nonprofit service providers, and anyone else who may be interested. Some web-based seminars (webinars) are broadcast live and then archived, while others are prerecorded and posted on this site.

The AgriSafe™ Network, a non-profit international membership organization, represents health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities found among the agricultural community.  Agrisafe’s core strength is based upon training rural healthcare professionals to appropriately respond to the rapidly changing industry of agriculture.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) as a research agency focused on the study of worker safety and health, and empowering employers and workers to create safe and healthy workplaces. NIOSH is part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It has the mandate to assure “every man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions and to preserve our human resources.”

With the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.  OSHA is part of the United States Department of Labor.

 

Last update: Sep 1, 2017 @ 10:34 am

 

 

This is an initial list that will be being updated periodically. If you would like to suggest sources of information on occupational safety in agriculture, fishing, and forestry, please send us your suggestions to add them.