Education and training are essential components of a comprehensive effort to enhance the safety and health of agricultural workplaces. The transfer of knowledge using sound educational methodologies will not be replaced either by more intensive research efforts or by implementation of new safety and health regulations. As new knowledge on causative factors is acquired and new regulations are implemented, the demand for educational and training programs that are unique to agriculture and its work force will increase. There remains tremendous opportunity for educators to play a significant role in ensuring that workers in agriculture are equipped with the best knowledge and tools to perform their jobs in a safe and healthy manner.

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