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The NIOSH childhood agricultural injury prevention initiative.

NOIRS 2003-Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2003, October 28-30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh, PA: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2003 Oct; :28-29
The NIOSH Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative builds upon previous NIOSH research and objectives, as well as the goals, recommendations and strategies in the 2002 report "Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention: Progress Report and Updated National Action Plan from the 2001 Summit" and the earlier 1996 report "Children in Agriculture: Opportunities for Safety and Health-A National Action Plan (NAP)." These reports recommend leadership, surveillance, research, education, and public policy. The NAP plan specifically recommended that NIOSH serve as the lead federal agency in preventing childhood agricultural injury. In implementing the Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative, NIOSH has assumed a leadership role by identifying, funding and developing childhood agricultural injury prevention activities. Efforts by NIOSH and its extramural partners have resulted in substantial progress. Twenty-five research grants specific to childhood agricultural safety and health research have been funded and completed. Early grants focused on surveillance, intervention strategies, evaluation of educational/training programs, and the evaluation of farm safety day camps. New grant proposals were called for in FY2003 for research to I) develop and evaluate new or existing enhanced control technologies, 2) develop and evaluate incentives which encourage adults to protect youth, or 3) identify the economic and social consequences of youth working on farms. Additionally, a RFA was announced for renewal of the National Center for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention in FY 2003, which is an integral part of the overall initiative. A national surveillance plan for childhood agricultural injuries is being developed and implemented by NIOSH. A website featuring publications and summaries of the research conducted under this initiative has been implemented and updated for public access. Finally, receiving external input for the Initiative has been addressed by reinstituting the Federal Task Force on Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention and planning for another stakeholder input meeting in 2005.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Training; Education; Age-factors; Demographic-characteristics; Children; Surveillance
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NOIRS 2003-Abstracts of the National Occupational Injury Research Symposium 2003, October 28-30, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania