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Master Course Outline
Agriculture Safety and Pesticides

Course Number: AGPR 140
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 50

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course is a synopsis of safety and worker protection 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. It emphasizes agricultural pesticide uses and applications, chemical safety, and waste hazards associated with pesticides and fertilizer use. This course will prepare the student to become a licensed pesticide applicator with the state of Washington. Safety standards for agriculture identified by the Washington State Administration codes will be covered. (WAC 296-307)

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Knowledge of general health risks and their implications for rural America.
B. Knowledge of health risks from exposure to weather’s elements.
C. Ability to identify work habits, practices, and associated risks that have an impact on the agricultural worker’s health and business.
D. Knowledge of the importance and proper procedures for disposal of waste materials.
E. Ability to develop a site specific safety plan.
F. Knowledge of common machine hazards related to the agricultural industry and proper prevention techniques.
G. Ability to read and understand labels and safety procedures for selected chemicals.
H. Ability to successfully complete Medic First Aid.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
AGPR 140
Winter 2015
0061
Mike Hagerman
AGPR 140
Fall 2014
5059
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 140
Fall 2014
0061
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 140
Spring 2014
0061
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 140
Winter 2014
0061
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 140
Winter 2013
5784
William Griffith
AGPR 140
Winter 2013
0040
William Griffith
AGPR 140
Fall 2012
5059
William Griffith
AGPR 140
Fall 2012
0052
William Griffith
AGPR 140
Winter 2009
5059
Michael Moramarco
AGPR 140
Fall 2008
5059
Michael Moramarco
AGPR 140
Fall 2008
0032
Michael Moramarco
AGPR 140
Winter 2004
0035
Michael Moramarco
AGPR 140
Fall 2003
0032
Michael Moramarco


Two Year Projected Schedule

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

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)