Agricultural Safety Health and Risk Management Certificate Program

Event Details


November 15 - November 16, 2022


8am - 5pm


Sunnyside Farm
2243 Indian Field Rd
Scipio Center, NY 13147


Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA)

Aaron Yoder

Cost: $300 for ASHCA members.  $350 for non-members

Click here to register.

About the program

This 2 day course provides attendees knowledge and resources to raise skill levels in the field of agricultural safety management. The course is designed to be interactive featuring case studies, exercises, and class activities. The program is geared for owners, safety and human resource managers, loss control and safety consultants, safety and workers' compensation professionals, and others responsible for agricultural production and business safety in the workplace. For more details, click here.


Day 1

  • Approaching and Managing Risk Principles and Concepts
  • Management Leadership (Safety Culture)
  • Employee Involvement
  • Hazard Identification and Assessment
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Specific Hazards and Training Resources
  • (Confined Space, Silage, Manure Tanks and Lagoons, Tractor Safety, Mobile Equipment, Machine Guarding, ATV / UTV, Slips, Trips and Falls)

Day 2

  • Health Hazards: Zoonotic, Respiratory, Noise, Heat & Cold
  • Animal Handling Hazards
  • Responding to Farm/Ranch Emergencies
  • OSHA and Ag: Required Written Programs
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Effective Accident Investigations: Turning Them into a Powerful Tool
  • Education and Training Principles
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement
  • The Cost/Benefit of Safety and Health: Demonstrating Impact on the Bottom Line
  • Dairy Safety Training and Management Resources
  • Summary Comments - Presentation of Certificates and AgSHARP® Materials

Registration Information

Attendance is limited due to the class exercises and interactive nature of the program.
Registration includes course materials, refreshments, and lunch.


You are responsible for making your own travel and hotel reservations.


Attendees will receive an AgSHARP® certificate of completion.

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1. It's free and easy!
2. Connect with more local customers. In the past year the farm directory had 8,300 visits from New York consumers. Farm profiles get as many as 25 views per month from potential local customers. We also spotlight MeatSuite farms on social media and bring attention and purchases to farms through highlights and giveaways.

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While you're on MeatSuite, check out the "Creating Consumer-Friendly Bulk Meats" publication on the log-in page. It has tips on how to create bulk meat products that are easier for first-time buyers to say "yes" to.

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