Promoting safety in high school supervised agricultural experiences: Teachers' training and student injury experiences

Michael Pate, Rebecca G. Lawver

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Abstract

This research study sought to gather evidence of safety training experiences, teacher professional development needs, and student injuries applicable to supervised agricultural experience (SAE) programs within Region I of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE). Approximately 79% (f = 201) reported having first aid/CPR/AED-general training. Thirty-two participants (12.5%) indicated having no safety certifications or trainings. Two-hundred participants (79%) agreed or strongly agreed that secondary agricultural education teachers need professional development training on increasing community agribusinesses' involvement in supervising SAE programs. Abrasions, lacerations, bites and/or stings, and burns accounted for a majority of student SAE-related injuries that were reported. There were 90 participants (35.5%) that stated no injuries had been reported or they were not aware of any injuries that have occurred. The professional development topic with the lowest level of agreement (58.5%) was preparing safety guidelines for SAE programs. Other safety related professional development topics of interest from teachers included chain saw safety, greenhouse safety, ladder safety, and processing equipment. It can be concluded that SAE safety professional development and emergency response training are vital. Ideally, a recommendation would be to encourage all teachers to attend a professional development training specific to SAE safety and to receive emergency response training to ensure student safety, and keep records of any risk assessments conducted during SAE supervision. Agriculture teachers are in a prime position with SAEs to influence the safety culture in agriculture to protect their students. This will be vital to the continuation of this integral component of agricultural education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages2971-2977
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781632668455
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 13 2014Jul 16 2014

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014
Volume4

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period7/13/147/16/14

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teacher education
professional development
high schools
teachers
students
Students
Safety
Wounds and Injuries
agricultural education
safety equipment
certification (education)
secondary education
chainsaws
agriculture
processing equipment
first aid
Agriculture
lacerations
ladders
agribusiness

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Pate, M., & Lawver, R. G. (2014). Promoting safety in high school supervised agricultural experiences: Teachers' training and student injury experiences. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014 (pp. 2971-2977). (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014; Vol. 4). American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Pate, Michael ; Lawver, Rebecca G. / Promoting safety in high school supervised agricultural experiences : Teachers' training and student injury experiences. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2014. pp. 2971-2977 (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014).
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Pate, M & Lawver, RG 2014, Promoting safety in high school supervised agricultural experiences: Teachers' training and student injury experiences. in American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014, vol. 4, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, pp. 2971-2977, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014, Montreal, Canada, 7/13/14.

Promoting safety in high school supervised agricultural experiences : Teachers' training and student injury experiences. / Pate, Michael; Lawver, Rebecca G.

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2014. p. 2971-2977 (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014; Vol. 4).

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Pate M, Lawver RG. Promoting safety in high school supervised agricultural experiences: Teachers' training and student injury experiences. In American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. 2014. p. 2971-2977. (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2014, ASABE 2014).