The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched an online training program for workers new to the agricultural sector, created in partnership with the University of Guelph – Ridgetown Campus Business Development Centre. The Ontario Agriculture Worker Safety and Awareness Certificate is geared towards helping job seekers become more familiar with on-farm safety, while making it easier for employers to train new hires.
This new certificate program includes several e-learning modules designed to provide a broad overview of health and safety on a farm, an introduction to farm equipment operation and safety, and an introduction to both crop farm operations and livestock farm operations. The modules are designed to be completed at the participant’s own pace over approximately 8-10 hours, in an entirely virtual format.
“This introductory online training program will help whether you are exploring a career in agriculture, looking to learn about safe work practices on a farm or considering how to add credentials to your resume,” said Peggy Brekveld, OFA President. “This program will help set anyone up for success.”