COLLEGE STATION, TX - September 2, 2014 - CareerSafe®, the country’s leading provider of online safety training specifically designed for youth, launched on September 2, 2014, an online OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) training program. More than 2 million youth work within the agriculture industry, which is rated among the most hazardous industries in the U.S.
“Agriculture is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation, and as such, thousands of youth are injured and hundreds are killed every year by hazards found on the farm,” said Ann Bartuska, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics.
Youth seeking employment in agricultural occupations would especially benefit in increased awareness of hazard identification, injury prevention, and worker rights. CareerSafe’s OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) course meets national and industry recognized credential qualifications set by OSHA and translate into the agriculture workplace. Through this training course, students will become more knowledgeable about workplace hazards as well as their rights and their employers’ responsibilities. The course topics include: Introduction to OSHA, Tractor Safety, Safety Around Livestock, Confined Spaces, Hazardous Communications and several more.
CareerSafe is committed to delivering training to students, educators, and schools at a reasonable cost of $25 per student. Once a student successfully completes the online CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) training course, the student will receive an OSHA Outreach 10-Hour General Industry course completion card. Educators can seamlessly integrate the CareerSafe program in the classroom through the student management system and will have access to an interactive gradebook, classroom reporting, and supplemental tools that follow each topic.
Through this program, students will develop a safety mindset and acquire marketable skills for a competitive edge. American’s youth are our future. Learn more about the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) course today!