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Safety Trainings

Teaching, Demonstrating &
Inspiring Safe Work Practices

The Northeast Center has been providing free trainings and consultations to farms of all sizes and types for over 30 years. We do not enforce regulations–we just help you comply with them. Training topics are tailored to meet your farm’s exact needs—in person or online.

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Why Choose the Northeast Center?

Experienced safety trainers with farm backgrounds

Free & confidential services

In-person or online trainings available

One-on-one consultation by phone or email (technical assistance)

English or Spanish trainings

Review for experienced workers

New employee orientation with roster provided for your training records

Help complying with —

  • OSHA
  • FARM program
  • EPA Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
  • Food Safety (GAPS)
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We Offer Trainings On….

General Farm Safety

  • Covid-19 prevention
  • Tractor, power take off (PTO) and equipment
  • Skid steer/forklift
  • Chemical safety (OSHA hazard communication standard)
  • Chainsaw safety
  • Ladder safety
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • CPR and first aid
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Overview for new and beginning farmer
  • Other topics upon request

Orchard and Vegetable Farms

  • Packing house and biosecurity
  • Personal hygiene and safe food handling (GAPS)
  • Heat, sun & hydration
  • Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
  • Safe lifting and carrying
  • Ticks and Lyme disease prevention

Dairy or Livestock Farms

  • Down cow care
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Confined space awareness
  • Manure safety
  • Animal handling
  • Needle safety
  • Shop safety
  • Milking parlor safety
  • Bunk safety

We Help to Identify Safety Hazards
and Solutions On Your Farm

When you are busy operating a farm business, it’s easy to lose sight of the things that could cause serious injury to your employees or family members. That’s where our free farm “walk throughs” can help. An ag safety specialist will walk through an operation with the farm owner or manager and help identify  potential hazards. A confidential report is then generated that includes suggestions for fixing or improving risks.

“One of the great advantages of using this free service, is having a trained set of “new eyes” take a look around your farm. So often, all of us get used to our routine and may not even be aware of some of the potential safety hazards we work around on a daily basis.”

Pauline Boyer
Northeast Center, Outreach Services Coordinator

Youth Education

We offer a variety of youth safety trainings to elementary, high school or college classes, as well as to 4-H or FFA groups. Topics are customizable and generally focus on basic knowledge of machinery and animal safety hazards

Tractor Operation Certification for youth ages 14-16

The Hazardous Occupations in Agriculture Law requires youth ages 14 to 16 to have at least 24 hours of safety instruction in order to operate a tractor and machinery on a farm not owned by their parents.  Our team frequently provides safety training for youth tractor operation courses. For information on a course near you, contact your local county extension office.

Hands-On Learning for Farm Kids

The Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program is the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America. We attend a number of these fun, hands-on events in the Northeast.

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Youth Safety Demonstrations

Power Take Off (PTO) Safety Tyvek Suit Demo

"Mr. Sam" Hardhat and Steel-toe Boot Demo

Mechanical Hazard Board

Farmstead Hazard Identification Board

Grain Bin Engulfment

Tractor Rollover Simulator

(designed and owned by Penn State University)