Preventing Injury to At-Risk Teens

and Adult Farmers in Rural Communities


Training in Agricultural Injury Prevention

The EOP Program uses an innovative train-the-teachers strategy to promote safety awareness and the use of low cost injury prevention strategies. The Program operates in a multi-state area at the University of Kentucky, University of Florida, and Mississippi State University in Colleges of Education and Agriculture to train pre-career professionals.

School and Community Programs

The school is at the center of most rural communities. Proven safety intervention models show that reaching at-risk teens and adult farmers where they work and meet is the most effective means of delivering important safety information. The EOP Program uses interactive, online materials to reach at-risk teens where they are each day...in their high school classrooms. The materials are also quite applicable to rural community outreach and training programs.

Instructional Materials: Focus on Costs of Injury

The EOP Program offers teacher-tested materials for beginning or advanced students that have proved effective in educating users about the high cost of injuries and the cost-effectiveness of prevention. Readily incorporated into core curricula content for economics, agricultural economics, and social studies courses, these materials exert a positive impact on risk-taking attitudes and behavioral decision-making.

The EOP Program is funded by the National Institute For Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) Cooperative Agreement NO. 2-U54-OH007547-11