Resources & Education
A Washington State information Resource for value-added agriculture
The Commission provides available resources that support growers of Washington Potatoes in their efforts to broaden their understanding of the critical opportunities, practices, and challenges affecting potato production.
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Farm Safety Education
Below is a collection of websites that provide farm safety videos and other educational resources. Employers should log and file names of employees viewing safety videos or any training conducted, dates they were viewed or trained, and video title or website used with the employee signature.
Farm Safety sites in English and Spanish
This website features a large collection of public domain government videos. Use the search feature to find farm safety videos in English and Spanish.
This website features farm safety vids created by the Washington State Department of Labor; Industries in English and Spanish. It is a subset of the PublicResource web site above The 9-part series in English and Spanish entitled Farm Tractor Safety More then Plows and PTO’s (Seguridad enlow tractors mas squ arados y foma d fuerza) is particularly comprehensive.There are also good videos in English and Spanish on heat stress, eye protection, and ladder safety.
Searchable farm safety videos in English and Spanish are found on this website. They have good videos on ATV and farm utility vehicle safety, tractor safety, and ergonomics among others.
This website features a collection of farm safety videos in English on power take off, roll over protection, transporting farm equipment, ATV safety, electrical safety, handling chemicals and others.
This website features a collection of farm safety videos in English including fatigue safety, power take off safety, farm electrical safety, auger safety, rural road safety, tractor safety, ATV safety, unloading and loading trailer safety.
Other Farm Safety Resources
This website from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has links to rules and regulations regarding farm safety, and links to training resources.
A website that focuses on potato farm safety with a Hazzard Self-Assessment Tool.
This University of Washington website features numerous farm safety resources.
Washington State Heat Rules and Resources
This Washington State Department of Labor & Industries website has links to heat exposure rules and requirements, training, resources and a question and answers section, and other worker safety links. Be sure to review the document entitled Outdoor Heat Safety Plan HRIAPPAddendum.doc (live.com) in the Training & Resources section for your written safety plan
This website from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has links to rules and regulations regarding exposure to wildfire smoke, and training resources. For your written safety plan review the document entitled Wildfire Smoke Response Plan Template WildfireSmokeResponsePlan.docx (live.com).