Before you can work on a farm, you must understand the many hazards involved. Divided into several sections, this project covers a variety of farm safety related categories, including animal handling, chemicals and gases, farm machinery safety, personal health, fitness & farming, tractor safety and more.

In this project, you’ll learn:

  • How to work safely in extreme temperatures
  • How to create a fire escape plan
  • When to use personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety tips specific to common farm machinery
  • How to work with septic systems, chemicals and pesticides

Guide for 4-H Youth and Volunteers


4-H Project Disclaimer 

4-H Ontario is pleased to be able to provide 4-H project resources for use by volunteers in 4-H clubs. With so many topics to choose from, 4-H volunteers are trusted to use these resources to provide safe, respectful and quality programming while using their judgement to assess the appropriateness of activities for their particular group of youth. 

By downloading any 4-H resource you agree not to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display such resources (in whole or in part) for any purpose other than delivering the 4-H program. You also agree to give credit to the original creators. Your provincial or national 4-H organization may have restrictions on the types of 4-H projects or activities which can be completed in your area. 

4-H Ontario grants permission to 4-H volunteers to photocopy these 4-H project resources for use in their local 4-H program. 

All information presented in these project resources was accurate and appropriate at the time of development. 

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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security