SAY National Clearinghouse

The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) Project provides a clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum and resources for those individuals who teach youth.  The SAY National Clearinghouse consists of two different types of educational products: formal curricula and other supporting resources and provides their alignment to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards related to agricultural safety and health.

  • AS.02: Animal Systems Career Pathway (Utilize best-practice protocols based upon animal behaviors for animal husbandry and welfare.)
  • CS.03: AFNR Cluster Skills (Examine and summarize the importance of health, safety and environmental management systems in AFNR workplaces.)
  • ESS.01: Environmental Service Systems Career Pathway (Use analytical procedures and instruments to manage environmental service systems.)
  • ESS.05: Environmental Service Systems Career Pathway (Use tools, equipment, machinery and technology common to tasks in environmental service systems.)
  • PS.03 Plant Systems Career Pathway (Propagate, culture and harvest plants and plants products based on current industry standards.)
  • PST.02 Power, Structural and Technical Systems Career Pathway (Operate and maintain AFNR mechanical equipment and power systems.)

Material in the SAY National Clearinghouse are divided between curriculum and supporting resources which are defined below. The charts below indexes the curriculum and resources based on high, medium, or low alignment to the AFNR standard. To access the curriculum, simply click on the name of the curriculum for more information and/or how to access it. Alignment to AFNR are measured by high (H), medium (M), low (L), or no alignment (blank).

Curriculum

The term Formal Curriculum refers to material that: 1) has learning goals or objectives that are clearly stated; 2) includes subject matter content supportive of the learning goals or objectives; and 3) has an evaluation component (for example, some type of student assessment, such as a quiz). Most curricula are free but there are a few that have a fee.

CurriculumAS.02CS.03ESS.01ESS.05PS.03PST.02
Against the Grain: Grain Storage and HandlingM
Agriculture, Forestry, FishingML
Agricultural Tailgate Training SeriesMLLLH
AgSafety4U 2.0HMLMLM
Animal SafetyML
ATV AwareLM
ATV SafetyMLM
Biological Risk ManagementMM
Blind Spots and Peripheral VisionLL
Blind Spots and Skid SteersLL
CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Ag)MMLMM
Chemical SafetyMLM
CO2 Workshop Lesson PlanMM
Equine Farm Safety TrainingHMLLL
Gearing Up for SafetyMHHLH
Grain SafetyL
Hazards of Flowing GrainLLL
Immigrant Dairy Worker Health & SafetyMMLM
Invest in Your HealthLL
Livestock HandlingMHL
Manure Pit/Silo Hazards with Role PlayingLLL
Materials for Teaching Ag Safety in the College ClassroomMML
National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation ProgramMMLM
NIOSH: Youth@Work Talking SafetyH
Occupational Diseases of the Lung in Agricultural SettingsLMLLL
Occupational Skin Disorders in AgricultureM
Physical Agents for Agricultural HealthML
Positive Animal Handling (Stockmanship)H
Power Take-Off Safety: Full-size Tractor DemoLL
Power Take-Off Safety: Walterscheid Tabletop DemoLL
PPE for Agricultural HealthM
Right from the Start (Livestock Safety)HL
Rural Roadway SafetyLL
SaferFarm Hazard AssessmentMML
Safety FirstMLH
Teaching Ag Safety and Health Management PlanningMHLLLM
Tractor SafetyLMM
Young Workers Stand TALL (grain safety)HLLM

Supporting Resources

The term Other Supporting Resource refers to more individualized, originally authored resources, such as technical fact sheet series, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, or other materials that lack one or more of the three elements of a Formal Curriculum. Both types of materials may be supportive of AFNR Career Cluster Content Standards and can be valuable educational materials for youth agricultural safety and health.

Supporting ResourcesAS.02CS.03ESS.01ESS.05PS.03PST.02
A Guide to Teaching Safety Tractor OperationLH
Ag Youth Work GuidelinesMHLM
Dairy Safety TrainingHMLM
Farm Safety Video Series by National Farmers UnionLLLL
Heat SafetyL
HICAHS ATV Safety Training VideosLH
Injury Risk Assessment for Supervised Ag ExperiencesM
Ladder SafetyLL
Manure Pit Safety Fact SheetsMLMM
Needlestick PreventionLL
Personal Protective Equipment to Reduce Pesticide ExposureL
Pesticide Education: Spill Kit Check ActivityL
Safety Guidelines for Youth Operating Farm EquipmentMM
Safety Guidelines for Youth Working in GardensMLM
Safety Guidelines for Youth Working with Farm AnimalsMMM
Water Quality: Is there a Point?L

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Linda Fetzer at lmf8@psu.edu.

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