This guide has been developed to aid emergency dispatchers and emergency responders in South Central Pennsylvania to manage incidents involving animals.
Use this guide in accordance with local protocols.
Penn State Extension provides an online center for all issues regarding farm safety and health for agricultural families. The center provides information about the Farm / Agriculture / Rural Management Hazardous Analysis Tool, an evaluation system that provides users with critical safety and health information using minimal text.
The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) is a coalition of organizations that work together to help keep children safe on the farm. CASN provides guidance for farm families seeking information to strengthen on-farm safety protocols.
The U.S. National Library of Medicine administers MedlinePlus, a health information database with information specifically for farmers. Topics range from issues on back pain, dust and molds, eye protection to farm animals. Additionally, the webpage provides links to experts on farm health in within the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Rural Road Safety Program
by Pennsylvania Farm Bureau
The U.S. Department of Labor provides a resource guide about farm safety departments and extension programs throughout the nation. Also listed are links to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) center for approved farm safety practices.
A library on both federal and state youth labor requirements, YouthRules! is the leading source of information regarding farm laws regarding youth employment.