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Farm safety course planned in Hill City

4/28/2013

The K-State Research and Extension offices in Graham, Decatur, Gove, Ellis, Norton, Trego and Sheridan counties will offer Hazardous Occupation Training, also known as the Tractor and Farm Safety Course.

The class is for youth 14 and 15 years of age, especially for those who will be hired to do farm work for someone other than their parents. There also are several instances in which youth might be required to take the training even though they are working on the "family farm."

This is a basic course that is designed by child labor laws to allow children younger than 16 the opportunity to work on farms. The course will cover basic farm and machinery safety and machine maintenance. The course will be Saturday at Hill City High School. The class will start at 8 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m.

A pre-registration fee of $10 is due today to your local Extension Office. The cost includes refreshments, lunch and student manual.

Employers cannot hire employees younger than 16 years of age unless they complete this course.