Transportation Hazards in Agriculture

Category: Agricultural Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Rural Health


The goal of Transportation Hazards in Agriculture is to provide an overview of transportation hazards in agriculture and understand how to minimize and prevent injuries.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is rural health professionals.


The length for this course is approximately 60 minutes depending on the individual user. Upon completion of the course, you will get a certificate of completion from the Great Plains Center of Agricultural Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Prerequisite Requirement

NA, however, it is advisable that you have some basic understanding of agricultural environment.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how transportation hazards contribute to the overall burden of agricultural injuries.
  • Recognize factors that increase the probability of injury on a moving vehicle.
  • Apply controls to prevent injury.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).

Before you begin, please take the pretest. The pretest score will not be counted toward your final score.


The content for this course is an overview of transportation hazards in the agriculture sector.

The course includes a learning module with interactivity and scenario application activities, a list of resources, and a post-test at the end of this course. A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. In order to successfully complete this course, you MUST score 70% or higher on the post-test. If you do not receive 70% on the post-test, you may review the material and re-take it.


The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, University of Iowa College of Public Health (MPHTC–UICPH).

This project is supported by Grant Number 5 U54 OH007548-11 from the CDC – NIOSH for the Agricultural Medicine Core Course (Diane Rohlman, PI) a project within the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (Renee Anthony, PI).  Course contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or NIOSH.


Development Team:

Renée Anthony, PhD, CSP, CIH (primary content developer), Matt Nonnenmann PhD CIH, Diane Rohlman PhD, LaShelle Morrison MS, and Kay Mohling MA

Photos provided by: Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center; Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program, Michigan State University, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Shutterstock and Getty Images.

Accessibility Statement

Updated: May 2021