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  1. Skin Irritations Caused by Plants for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Identify plants that can cause skin irritations and ways to avoid skin irritations. Trainer’s Note Many plants can cause skin irritations, not just poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. For this module:
  2. Selecting a Respirator for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Select a respirator to protect against hazards in the air. Trainer’s Note Respirators protect workers’ lungs from dust, mold, mist, and chemicals. For this module:
  3. Safety Means SMV (Slow-Moving Vehicle) for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) signs properly. Trainer’s Note Slow-moving vehicles on the road display an SMV sign as a warning. For this module:
  4. Safely Starting and Stopping a Tractor for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use safe procedures for starting and stopping a tractor. Trainer’s Note Tractors are common vehicles in the green industries. For this module:
  5. Safe Use of Tractors and Self-Propelled Equipment for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use safe procedures to operate tractors and self-propelled equipment. Trainer’s Note Safety is critical in operating tractors and self-propelled equipment. For this module:
  6. Safe Use of the Power-Take-Off (PTO) for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use the power-take-off (PTO) safely. Trainer’s Note Power-take-offs (PTOs) are used on various machines and lawn equipment. PTOs can be dangerous and must be used safely. For this module:
  7. Safe Use of Jacks for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Use jacks safely for equipment repairs. Trainer’s Note Serious crushing incidents can result from the improper use of jacks. For this module:
  8. Safe Use of Hydraulic Systems for Trainers and Supervisors

    Objective: Describe the hazards involved in working with hydraulic equipment and how to prevent incidents. Trainer’s Note Many implements use a hydraulic system. Understanding the system makes injuries less likely. For this module:
  9. Mold Has Grown on Your Food: What Should You Do?

    Foodborne diseases are caused by pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Mold and yeast are generally considered spoilage organisms as they cause undesirable changes to the appearance, texture, smell, and taste of the product. However, some instances of mold growth on food represent food safety threats. Determining the difference between when food with mold growth should be discarded, or when the damaged portion can be removed and the rest of the food consumed, is the challenge.
  10. Growing Muskmelons in the Garden

    Muskmelons originated in the hot valleys of southwest Asia and today there are numerous botanical varieties of muskmelons including: netted melons, cantaloupe melons, winter (casaba) melons, snake or serpent melons, and mango or lemon melons. Technically, cantaloupes are only those muskmelons with a rough, warty surface and a hard rind; however, the name cantaloupe has been applied to the varieties of muskmelons with a netted pattern on the melon surface.