Accessing and Using Free Resources for Teaching Fall and Electrical Safety

Presenter: Marsha Salzwedel, M.S. 
Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist 
National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety


Falls and electricity are some of the most common types of hazards encountered in agriculture. This session introduces free materials that can be used to educate others about these hazards. While these materials are ideal for school agricultural classes, the curriculum, including optional interactive activities, also work well for community education. In this “train the trainer” webinar, we will explore the different types of falls experienced on farms and how to protect against them, including fall protection systems. We will then discuss the issues associated with electrical hazards and explore strategies to prevent injuries and fatalities when working around electricity. The session will wrap up with a brief overview of other free instructional materials that can be used in combination with the fall and electrical materials to create a more comprehensive agricultural safety program.

Specific Objectives

  • Introduce free instructional materials for fall and electrical safety 
  • Discuss using the concept of “Stand T.A.L.L.” to empower young workers
  • Identify common fall and electrical hazards
  • Explore prevention strategies for addressing these hazards
  • Review other free resources that can be combined with these materials to create a more comprehensive ag safety program 

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