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Assignment of work involving farm tractors to children on North American farms.

Authors
Marlenga-B; Pickett-W; Berg-RL
Source
Am J Ind Med 2001 Jul; 40(1):15-22
NIOSHTIC No.
20026870
Abstract
Children are at high risk for tractor-related injury. The North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) provide recommendations for the assignment of tractor work. This analysis describes tractor-related jobs assigned to farm children and compares them to NAGCAT. A descriptive analysis was conducted of baseline data collected by telephone interview during a randomized, controlled trial. The study population consisted of 1,138 children who worked on 498 North American farms. A total of 2,389 farm jobs were reported and 456 (19.1%) involved operation of farm tractors. Leading types of tractor jobs were identified. Modest, yet important, percentages of children were assigned tractor work before the minimum ages recommended by NAGCAT. Children on farms are involved in tractor work at a young age and some are involved in jobs that they are unlikely to have the developmental abilities to perform. NAGCAT is a new parental resource that can be applied to these work situations.
Keywords
Farmers; Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-industry; Demographic-characteristics; Age-groups; Children; Tractors; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis; Injuries
Contact
Barbara Marlenga, Research Scientist, National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, 1000 North Oak Avenue, Marshfield, WI 54449
CODEN
AJIMD8
Publication Date
20010701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
marlengb@mfldclin.edu
Funding Amount
1155892
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-CCU-514436
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0271-3586
Source Name
American Journal of Industrial Medicine
State
WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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