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  1. Color Coding

    Objective: To understand and develop a color coding system for farm and workplace hazards. Trainer’s Note
  2. Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

    Storms, floods, and water line breaks can all cause disruptions in drinking water supply. Camping and hiking spots in remote areas may have unsanitary water supplies. Most importantly, traveling outside the United States poses a risk to travelers, since water treatment is not as reliable in other countries.
  3. Cold Weather Exposure

    Objective: To recognize the symptoms and to know the results of overexposure to the cold, and to take precautions to prevent overexposure. Trainer's Note There are many times during the cold months of the year that work outside still needs to be done. Discuss with your employees the dangers overexposure to the cold presents and how to prevent cold weather ailments. Review the true or false quiz.
  4. Chain Saw Safety

    Objective: To know what safety precautions to take when working with a chain saw, and to practice proper maintain of the chain saw. Trainer’s Note Ask a seasoned employee who has used a chain saw to demonstrate the proper procedure. Allow employees to practice the correct method of using a chain saw. Stress the use of protective clothing and equipment. Review the true or false quiz.
  5. Caught-in or Caught-between Objects

    Objective: To understand why injuries involving being caught-in or between objects occur and how to prevent them. Trainer’s Note Share the following scenarios concerning caught-in or caught-between incidents and discuss the reasons they occur and how they could be prevented. Review the true or false quiz.
  6. Battery Safety

    Objective: To use and store batteries in a safe manner. Trainer's Note Discuss the different types of batteries and what types are used specifically within your operation. Examples may be helpful to have at the training session. The modules on lifting and eye protection could be reviewed along with this module. Review the true or false quiz.
  7. Arc Welding Safety

    Objective: To be able to weld using safe practices and to know what personal protective equipment should be used. Trainer's Note It is important to weld using safety precautions. There are many dangers related to welding. During the training session, have personal protective equipment available to show and for employees to try on. Review the true or false quiz.
  8. Modified Relay Intercropping

    Wheat is a flexible, adaptable plant (H. Lafever, 1990) with a growing season that starts with planting in the fall and ends with harvest in the early summer. This adaptability allows farmers to capture some 66 percent of the traditional growing season—May 1 to September 30—to produce a second crop through the inter-planting of soybeans into wheat in June. This practice is known as Modified Relay Intercropping (MRI).
  9. Making Your Own Convenience Foods

    Often times, preparing a family meal seems too much to take on after a busy day of activities. A way to remove the hurdle to sitting down together and eating with your family can be accomplished by planning and preparing part of those meals ahead of time. Keeping a list of already made, or half-made meals can make you feel in control as you start your day.
  10. How to Hire an Arborist

    An arborist, by definition, is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper tree care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability.