Aaron Yoder Poster

Safety in Agriculture for Youth: National Clearinghouse Update  

Aaron M. Yoder, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Central States Center for Ag Safety and Health; Michael Pate, PhD, Utah State University; Linda Fetzer, MS, Penn State University


Dr. Yoder is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and works with projects through the NIOSH funded Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. He is a past-president and Board of Directors member of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America and the Progressive Agriculture Foundation.

Learning objectives:
1. Participants will be able to describe the need for agricultural safety and health information for youth.
2. Participants will be able to identify resources for teaching agricultural safety and health information to youth.
3. Participants will be able to share sources of materials related to agricultural safety and health for youth.

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Discuss this presentation with the authors on Wednesday, November 18 from noon – 12:30 on the Zoom Live-stream


The most recent data available suggests there are approximately 2 million farms and ranches in the United States with nearly 893,000 youth living on these farms and ranches. More than half (51%) of these youth work on their farm or ranch, and over 265,600 non-resident youth are hired to work in agriculture. Clearly, a continued significant and multi-facetted effort in preventing fatal and nonfatal injury to youth working in agriculture is warranted. Our goal for this project is to build upon and strengthen the activities and accomplishments of the Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) project, as well as identify and address curricula and outreach gaps. Our project specifically addresses: a) ways to enhance the viability and utility of the Curriculum Alignment Submission Tool (CAST); b) strengthen the SAY National Clearinghouse by increasing curricula and other resources available through the clearinghouse, enhancing outreach to stakeholders, and identifying and communicating to others gaps in curricula and resources; c) supporting outreach and marketing activities of the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) course; and d) enhance operations of an engaged and effective National Steering Committee for the SAY project.