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AGPR 140
Agriculture Safety and Health


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
A synopsis of safety and worker protection in the agricultural workplace and completion of course work leading to certification of the student as a pesticide application technician. Emphasis on agricultural operations, turf management technological changes and hazards associated with pesticide and fertilizer use.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Assess the forces within our society that influence worker safety issues
  • Demonstrate how technology removes hazards from the work environment
  • Identify work habits, practices and associated risks that have an impact on workers use of agricultural machinery
  • Examine how the information on Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and agricultural labels removes hazards from the work place
  • Apply a working knowledge of agricultural chemical safety
  • Examine basic first aid procedures related to agricultural chemical poisoning
  • Organize and implement an agriculture worker safety meeting and draft a safety plan for an agricultural site
  • Examine federal and state pesticide laws and identify laws that apply to certification
  • Identify and examine pesticide formulations
  • Examine how pesticides interact with the environment and identify the components of an integrated pest management program
  • Examine basic weed science principles and how to control weeds in agriculture, ornamentals and turf
  • Examine insect problems and disease science principles and how to control insects and diseases in agriculture, ornamentals and turf
  • Demonstrate the ability to pass the exam and qualify for a state pesticide applicators license

  • Course Topics
  • Major health problems
  • Extreme weather condition problems
  • Major environmentally caused problems
  • Managing safety
  • Equipment, materials, and work habits causing accidents and injuries.
  • Waste materials
  • Chemical safety
  • Medic First Aid - Basic (CPR/First Aid)

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 140
    Spring 2014
    0061
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 140
    Winter 2014
    0061
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 140
    Winter 2013
    0040
    William Griffith
    AGPR 140
    Winter 2013
    5784
    William Griffith
    AGPR 140
    Fall 2012
    0052
    William Griffith


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.