AEM is pleased to announce a partnership with the Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America (ASHCA) to provide agriculture industry safety resources and work collaboratively to improve ag safety communications.

The two organizations agreed to launch a discount program for ASHCA members who purchase AEM safety materials online. AEM and ASHCA will officially communicate the details of the program to their respective members in the coming weeks.

"It's extremely important that the agricultural industry be provided with safety information," said AEM Director of Safety Materials Jaime Vos. "So much of that work depends on the use of big equipment, and operators need to be aware of the hazards involved. AEM's safety materials program has a long history of communicating best practices for safe equipment operation, and we want to make those resources available to as many people as possible." 

Earlier this month, AEM and ASHCA held a teleconference to review some of AEM’s free safety resources and their experience with agricultural safety concerns as they relate to equipment operation. In addition, the two organizations agreed to partner and offer the discount program to ASHCA members.

The AEM safety materials program began in 1969 and has progressively expanded to include over 150 titles, 55 of them unique safety manuals featuring best practices for safe equipment operation. Many of those titles feature equipment used in the agricultural industry, including tractors, sprayers, skid steers and telehandlers. The materials are developed by AEM committee members and feature consensus-based best practices for the operation of big equipment that cover numerous categories such as:

  • Following a safety program
  • Equipment preparation
  • Operating safely
  • Safe transportation
  • Maintenance safety

“AEM safety materials are products developed by some of the best safety engineers in the mobile equipment industry,” said AEM Senior Director of Technical and Safety Services Mike Pankonin. “They represent a compilation of agreed upon best practices of safe operation, regardless of brand.  These are excellent materials that need to get into the hands of the people running and servicing the equipment to be effective.”

For more information, contact AEM Director of Safety Materials Jaime Vos at

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