WISHA 10 For Agriculture

WISHA 10 for Agriculture training of trainers

Worker wearing a bright vest and a hat carrying some potted plants next to a drinking water station at a farm

L&I's Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) offers this training course to help seasoned and skilled agriculture personnel to become certified to teach the WISHA 10 for Agriculture 10-hour class.

The WISHA 10 for Agriculture is a no-cost Train-the-Trainer (TOT) Program within the agriculture industry. The participants that successfully complete this course will receive a WISHA 10 Certified Trainer Card and be authorized to conduct the WISHA 10 for Agriculture in the agriculture industry.

Course details

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  • Length of course: 5-day course, with 40 course content hours.
  • Course prerequisites: Application will be required and review will include applicable work experience and training.
  • Intended audience/participants: Seasoned and skilled agriculture personnel with at least five (5) years of agriculture safety and health work experience OR a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), an Occupational Safety & Health Technician (OSHT), or Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM).
  • Objective: Participants will receive instruction on adult learning principles and presentation skills. All participants will facilitate exercises and present WISHA 10 for Agriculture material to demonstrate their skills and abilities as a WISHA 10 Trainer. Participants who successfully complete this course will receive a WISHA 10 for Agriculture Certified Trainer Card and be authorized to conduct WISHA 10 for Agriculture training within the agriculture industry.

Successful participants will be able to do the following:

  • Find the Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture, Chapter 296-307 WAC.
  • Identify the common causes of incidents in hazardous areas of Agriculture.
  • Identify abatement techniques for hazards found in Agriculture. 

This course will be offered at no cost.

Mandatory training topics

  • Introduction to WISHA/DOSH; employee/employer rights.   
  • Tractor Safety (ROPS and PTO).
  • Accident Prevention Program.
  • Hazard Communication.
  • Machine Guarding.
  • PPE.
  • ATV Safety.
  • Pesticide Safety (Worker Protection Standard).
  • Orchard Ladder Safety.
  • Field Sanitation.
  • Outdoor Heat Exposure Hazards.
  • Ergonomics.
  • Cholinesterase Testing.
  • Worker's Compensation Claim.

Instructional materials

  • Applied adult learning theory using the Tell, Show, Do Feedback model.
  • Using PowerPoint Presentations and video clips.
  • Presentation Handouts.
  • Interactive Exercises.
  • Chapter 307 WAC Safety Standards for Agriculture.

Benefits

  • Safer workplaces, less incidents. The training promotes a culture of safety and health through peer training.
  • DOSH authorized trainers are typically people who have done the hands-on work.
  • Workers will receive a WISHA 10 for Agriculture Certified Trainer Card and Certificate of Completion.
  • Trainers are able to tailor the training topics based on specific needs of their audience.
  • Training is available in English.

Class schedule

All classes are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a 1-hour break allotted for lunch. To apply to take this TOT course, fill out the application form (F417-265-000).

Class Date City
Oct. 24-27, 2017 Yakima
Nov. 14-17, 2017 Kennewick
Jan. 23-26, 2018 Olympia

This course will be offered in the following L&I service locations or the location may be determined by the sponsor if a computer lab is available:

  • Moses Lake.
  • Wenatchee.
  • Olympia.

Need more information?

See the marketing flyer.

Have questions or concerns?

Please contact:

Edgar Chavez
Department of Labor and Industries
Phone: 206-515-2894
WISHA10@Lni.wa.gov

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