Chapter 2 - Purpose and Scope

Health and Safety Training Manual: Section 1 – Administrative policies and procedures


The purpose of this Agricultural Safety Manual is to create an overall awareness of the hazards of the job as well as to offer guidelines for safe agricultural practices. Employees are required to review, be familiar, and understand the information set forth in these guidelines. Interested personnel are referred to these documents for assistance or additional explanations with the rules.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) developed this program to help the College of Agriculture protect students, faculty and employees from exposure to agriculture hazards and to facilitate university compliance with local, state and federal safety-related regulatory requirements. This program complies with the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations 29 CFR 1910, 1926, and 1928 as adopted by O.A.R. OR-OSHA 437-004.


This safety program applies to Oregon State University Research and Experiment Station properties, and work performed by Oregon State University employees. This program addresses the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards related to agricultural operations and agricultural research.