Cover Story Sidebar 3: Should equipment training become mandatory for farmers?

In many industrial sectors, equipment training is mandatory and, in some instances, licensing may even be required. Not so for farmers. Nor is there an age restriction on who can operate the equipment.

In contrast, there are laws prohibiting children from being on a construction site and the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires that farmers ensure their employees are trained on the equipment they operate.

Better Farming - April 2008