Safety & Health


Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. affecting a wide demographic.The diversity of audience groups is reflective of the fact that agriculture does not have occupational restraints like other industries, especially regarding workforce age, competency level, and certain regulatory practices. Teaching injury prevention practices in this environment requires a specific approach. FABE extension educators strive to provide educational resources, demonstrations, and programs that promote safety in all areas of agriculture. 


agricultural safety and health

The Agricultural Safety and Health program at The Ohio State University in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering is a nationally recognized center of excellence for educational extension programming and agricultural safety and health research. Teaching injury prevention practices in this environment requires a specific approach. The OSU Ag. Safety and Health Program directs, coordinates, and administers educational programs, demonstrations and resources to support agriculture and the safety of those working in the industry.

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The Ohio AgrAbility Program is part of a national program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that promotes independence for people in agriculture who want to continue to farm after experiencing a disabling condition. The Ohio State University has partnered with Easter Seals to achieve the program’s goals by providing education, resources, and technical assistance to those individuals and their families so they may continue to be successful in agriculture.

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Human health

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