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School-based agricultural injury and illness prevention project.

Authors
Henderson-FC; Morris-A
Source
NIOSH 2001 Mar; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20023824
Abstract
The reality of children of all ages working on family farms is perceived by generations of families in production agriculture as an economic necessity. Children are expected to perform specific tasks as selected and assigned by the head of the household. Increasingly data are reported on the number of children and adolescents who reside on farms in the United States. Additionally, the status of fatal and non-fatal unintentional injuries experienced by children in production agriculture is receiving increasing attention. In April 1996 the National Committee for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention published a national action plan which presented a picture of children at risk on United States farms and ranches including those who live and work there and those who visit farms. The National Action Plan on Children and Agriculture includes 13 objectives and 43 recommended action steps based on input from 42 members representing the public and private sectors. Citations of funded research on childhood agricultural safety and health included "tomato harvesting in California, dairy farming in Wisconsin and blueberry picking in Maine." A list of current NIOSH activities addressing children exposed to agricultural hazards included projects in California, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, Washington, Texas and Wisconsin. There were no citations of projects in rural southern states such as Mississippi.
Keywords
Children; Agriculture; Agriculture-workers; Woodworking; Pesticides; Tractors; Accident-prevention; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes
Contact
Alcorn State University, Natchez, Mississippi
Publication Date
20010301
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
100,000
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-414389
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Special Populations
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
MS; CA; CO; IA; OH; KY; NY; WA; TX; WI; ME
Performing Organization
Alcorn State University, Natchez, Mississippi
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