Using Expert Panel Data to Guide Youth Agricultural Safety and Health Training Resources in the US
AbstractThe US Department of Labor (US DOL) oversees the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Orders (AgHOs), which identifies specific tasks that youth are prohibited from performing for hire on American farms and ranches. An educational exemption from this public policy is currently in place that allows youth, 14–15 years old, to complete a certification program prior to engaging in agricultural work involving tractors and machinery. However, limited guidance is provided in the legislation regarding the format or content of the tractor and machinery certification exemption. Four AgHOs (tractor and machinery) studies were identified and included in this meta-analysis publication. The research goals of this analysis were to determine basic trends of learning outcomes, and identify educational content to be delivered as a result of these studies. Within each of the four studies, expert panels were used to identify educational learning outcomes. The analysis revealed that 48.0% (n = 184) of all learning outcome items fell within the Tractor-based (Tractor) learning outcome category, 29.8% (n = 114) within General Safety and Health (General), and 22.2% (n = 85) of items in the Machinery-based (Machinery) category. Ultimately, sound educational methods and understanding of fundamental student competence are essential components for any training program, including youth who complete AgHOs tractor and machinery certification programs. View Full-Text
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Mann, A.J.; Jepsen, S.D. Using Expert Panel Data to Guide Youth Agricultural Safety and Health Training Resources in the US. Safety 2017, 3, 4.
Mann AJ, Jepsen SD. Using Expert Panel Data to Guide Youth Agricultural Safety and Health Training Resources in the US. Safety. 2017; 3(1):4.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mann, Andrew J.; Jepsen, S. D. 2017. "Using Expert Panel Data to Guide Youth Agricultural Safety and Health Training Resources in the US." Safety 3, no. 1: 4.
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