ERIC Number: ED099655
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Vocational Agriculture Training Program: Safe Tractor and Farm Machinery Operation. Special Paper No. 8. Second Revision.
Bobbitt, Frank; Doss, Howard
The publication was prepared for the United States Office of Education for use by teachers who direct agricultural training programs in safe tractor operation and safe farm machinery operation that comply with the United States Department of Labor regulations on hazardous occupations in agriculture. Upon successful completion of these training programs, 14 and 15 year old youths may receive a "Certificate of Training" which permits them to apply for and accept employment as farm tractor and machinery operators as defined on the certificate. The training program is presented in two parts: one for safe tractor operation (a minimum of 15 hours of instruction required), and one for safe farm machinery operation (a minimum of 10 hours of instruction required plus completion of the tractor program). Emphasis is placed on developing the skills and knowledge needed for safe tractor and machinery operation and developing an understanding of safe operating principles. An item-by-item outline is provided, followed by anticipated problems, questions, and concerns of students, suggested activities, and references for each unit. The relevant section of the Federal Register is appended. (Author/BP)
Descriptors: Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural Safety, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Federal Legislation, Instructional Programs, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Tractors
Michigan State University, Bulletin Office, P.O. Box 231, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Vocational Education and Rehabilitation, Springfield. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Center for Rural Manpower and Public Affairs.