The importance of an agricultural safety guide for teachers and students

Safety is an integral part of both learning and participating in agriculture. Right now there is an obvious lack of safety culture for young farmers based on the number of injuries and death represented by their demographic. The current handbook used in agricultural education is a resource for teachers and students. In an effort to keep teachers and students informed about current safety information the California Agricultural Teachers’ Essential Guide to Safety needed to be reviewed and updated. Safety topics, quizzes and answer keys were added in an effort to maximize the effectiveness of the guide in agricultural education. Resources and grammatical changes were also made because as an educational resource the safety guide needs to be free of errors.