New Online Safety and Ergonomics Course

In conjunction with the University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Agriculture, the University of Tennessee Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Science Department is offering a new course called "Safety and Ergonomic Sciences in Agriculture" Spring Semester 2002. This is an online, web-based course, providing an opportunity to work toward your degree without the travel time and expenses necessary for an ITV or traditional classroom course.

Losses from occupational injuries, illnesses and deaths in agriculture run into the hundreds of millions of dollars annually in Tennessee, and can amount to as much as 10 percent of gross farm income. Reducing losses from occupational injuries and illnesses can greatly enhance the bottom line of farms and businesses.

This course will examine safety and health issues in agricultural production and post-harvest handling of crops and livestock. During this course you will examine a number of job functions in agricultural production and closely related businesses. You will gain insight into the causes of illnesses and injuries and ways to make the workplace safer through better equipment design, employee training and management, and the use of personal protective equipment.

Course information:
Biosystems Engineering Technology BSET 562, Safety and Ergonomic Sciences in Agriculture
Section no: 22447
Credit: 3 hours
Instructor: Timothy G. Prather
Tim Prather

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