Off-Road Vehicle Hazards

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


The goal of Off-Road Vehicle Hazards is to provide an overview of off-road vehicle used 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 off-road vehicles are used in agriculture.
  • Recognize the hazards that arise with the use of off-road vehicles.
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls to reduce the risk involved with the use of off-road vehicles.

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 off-road vehicles and the hazards that can arise with the use of off-road vehicles.

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.

Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for continuing education credit for the following professions (details available in course materials):

  • Nurse/Nurse Practitioner - ANCC contact hour(s)
  • Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician - ACPE contact hour(s)
  • Physician - AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Other Health Care Providers - A certificate of participation stating the number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ the course awards will be available after successful completion of the course. (It is the responsibility of licensees to determine if this continuing education activity meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.)

A separate registration process will be required after successful completion of the course.


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:


Charles Jennissen MD & Gerene Denning MD (primary content developers), Diane Rohlman PhD, LaShelle Morrison MS, Matt Nonnenmann PhD CIH, and Kay Mohling MA


Photos provided by: Shutterstock and Getty Images.

Accessibility Statement

Updated: June 2023