Tractor Safety Classes
The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.
Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses take place at 12 Nebraska locations this year for teens 14 or 15 years of age who will work on a farm. Anyone older than 15 is also welcome to attend, but those under age 14 are not eligible to take the class. Extensive training on tractor and ATV safety occurs during in-class lessons with hands-on activities. Instilling an attitude of safety and a respect for agricultural equipment is the primary goal of the course.
Tractor Safety classes will be held at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on June 20-21, 2019. The course will tentatively run from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday, June 20; and 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (or until testing is complete) Friday, June 21. 10 participants are requested to hold this course.
Cost for the course is $60, which includes all materials, testing, and lunches for both days.
If you or your youth are interested in this course, please register by submitting the Hazardous Occupations Course Registration Form to the Wayne County Extension Office (510 N. Pearl St., Suite C, Wayne, NE 68787) by June 7th.
Upon successful completion of the course, trained youth will be able to operate a tractor over 20 horsepower and be able to connect and disconnect an implement or any of its parts to or from a tractor.
If you have any questions, please contact Nebraska Extension in Wayne County (402-375-3310)
*For a complete training list and course information, please visit Nebraska Extension in Kearney County- Tractor Safety Courses Offered