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2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AGSC 139 - Agriculture Safety

Credits: 3
LEC hours per week: 3
This course is a synopsis of safety practices and worker protections in the agricultural workplace. Topics will include safety in and around shops, on farm vehicles, using farm equipment, and safe practices around rotational and directional moving equipment. Personal protection equipment, pesticide standards, and MSDS sheets will be included. Safety plans will be analyzed and evaluated for completeness. Safety standards for agriculture identified by the Washington State Administration codes (WAC 296-307) will be covered. Formerly: AGPR 139.
Course Outcomes:
  • Analyze worker safety issues.
  • Identify safety hazards commonly found in agricultural operations.
  • Assess safety issues on the farm.
  • Explain safety issues found in agricultural operations.
  • Analyze and evaluate safety plans.
  • Develop a safety plan.
Course Topics:
  1. Safety practices in agriculture.
  2. Identifying safety hazards on the farm or shop.
  3. Mitigating safety issues in agriculture.
  4. Safe equipment operations.
  5. Analyzing safety standards identified by governmental entities.
  6. Meeting safety requirements in agriculture.
  7. Develop safety plans.