Agriculture Health & Safety

Cornell FARMEDIC Training Program

The mission of FARMEDIC Training Inc. is to design, develop, implement, and evaluate training programs for emergency providers and agricultural workers to reduce mortality, injury, and property loss resulting from agricultural emergencies.

Cornell FARMEDIC Training Program
777 Warren Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 257-9700 or 1-800-437-6010
Fax: (607) 257-5041
E-mail: (Ted Halpin, Extension Support Specialist)

The New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health

Established by the New York State Legislature in 1988. Offers on-farm safety programs to any type of agricultural operation, including but not limited to Dairy, Vegetable, Livestock, Orchard, Crop, Greenhouse, and Equine.  These services are voluntary, confidential and no cost to the farm owner.  This project is funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Labor Hazard Abatement Board.

Safety surveys look at potential hazards around the farmstead, tractors and machinery and regarding use of personal protective equipment.  They can take up to 1.5 hours and are geared to the farm owner/designee, but can include others, such as family members or workers.  A checklist is used and a copy of this will be provided to you after the survey.  Safety training topics can include Tractor & Machinery, Skidsteer, Forklift, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazard Communication Standard (Chemical Safety), Animal Safety, Safe Lifting & Carrying, and Worker Protection Standard.  Other farm safety topics can be presented upon request and all safety-training topics can be conducted in Spanish.  Each farm that completes an on-farm safety survey or training receives a certificate of completion and a copy of the training roster.

For On-Farm Safety Surveys and other safety training topics please call NYCAMH staff at 800-343-7527 or via email. Jim Carrabba ext 239 or , Anna Meyerhoff ext 291 or , Sharon Scofield ext 236 or .

National Ag Safety Database

Center for Disease Control NASD is a national central repository of agricultural health, safety, and injury prevention materials for the agricultural community and especially for agricultural safety specialists. The mission of the NASD project is:

  • To provide a national information resource for the dissemination of information;
  • To identify and disseminate prevention information to agricultural workers on occupational hazards associated with injuries, death, and illness;
  • To promote the consideration of safety and health issues into the management of agricultural operations for the purpose of reducing agricultural work-related injuries and illnesses; and
  • To provide a convenient way for members of the agricultural safety and health community to share educational and research materials with their colleagues.

Publications from NRAES (Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service)

  • Extinguishing Fires in Silos and Hay Mows

  • Farm Rescue: Responding to Incidents and Emergencies in Agricultural Settings

  • Fire Control in Livestock Buildings

  • First on the Scene

Call or write to:

NRAES Cooperative Extension
P.O. Box 4557
Ithaca, NY 14852-4557
Phone: (607) 255-7654
Fax: (607) 254-8770

Small Farmer’s Resources for Safety

This fact sheet from University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service provides important online resources for farmers and ranchers on every aspect of agricultural safety and health.

Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project

The Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project is a team of researchers and outreach specialists who find and share work efficiency methods that improve health, safety, and profits for dairy, fresh market vegetable, and berry farmers. Their goal is to help farmers prevent pain and injury so they can keep farming, perform daily household tasks, and enjoy life. They also try to promote cost effective solutions that farmers will adopt.

Healthy Farmers, Healthy Profits Project
University of Wisconsin-Madison Biological Systems Engineering
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

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