A three day Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Training will be held at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany starting June 16.
Popular among youth ages 14-18, the State of Oregon permits youth starting at age 14 to operate power-driven farm machinery for employers provided they pass training in a vocational agricultural safety program.
LBCC’s course places emphasis on safety, and is operated in accordance with federal regulations. The class involves some initial hands on training with farm machinery.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that tractor accidents on farms cause the highest number of fatalities, with tractor overturns accounting for 44 percent of all tractor fatalities.
The class meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Cost for this non-credit course is $96.50 and includes materials.
Pre-registration is required and limited seating is available. Registration packets are available at all LBCC centers or online at www.linnbenton.edu/tractor-safety.
Students and parents must sign a Liability Waiver/Indemnification form to be submitted to the Albany office within 24 hours of registration.
For more information or to register, contact LBCC Albany Community Education at 541-917-4840 or email Albany@linnbenton.edu.