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Migrant and seasonal hired adolescent farmworkers: a plan to improve working conditions.

Authors
Vela Acosta-M; Lee-B
Source
Vela Acosta M, Lee B, eds., Marshfield WI: Marshfield Clinic, 2001 Nov; :1-23
NIOSHTIC No.
20032002
Abstract
Agriculture is the second most common employer of youth and is associated with numerous occupational hazards, but few preventive efforts to protect adolescent farmworkers have been implemented or evaluated. The largest group of adolescent farmworkers is youth who live away from their natural families and migrate, mostly from Mexico, to work in U.S. agriculture; many are undocumented immigrants with limited access to education or health care. A national advisory committee gathered information through interviews, focus groups, and teleconferences and made recommendations for preventing or reducing agricultural work hazards that affect the health and safety of adolescent farmworkers, 12-17 years old. The committee focused on characteristics of adolescent development, best work practices, and occupational health and safety, and developed 12 recommendations around 3 goals. The goals were to identify profiles of adolescent farmworkers in production agriculture across the United States; to identify occupational risks specific to adolescent farmworkers; and to plan, implement, and evaluate interventions to eliminate or minimize occupational health and safety risks of adolescent farmworkers. The committee also identified needs of adolescent farmworkers in the areas of child care, health, education and career development, housing, field sanitation, recreation, and transportation.
Keywords
Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Hazards; Farmers; Workers; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-equipment; Risk-factors; Education; Sanitation; Children; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Farmers
Publication Date
20011101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Email Address
www.marshfieldclinic.org/nfmc/farmworkersreport/adolescent_farmworkers.pdf
Editors
Vela Acosta-M; Lee-B
Funding Amount
1155892
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-CCU-514436
Source Name
Migrant and Seasonal Hired Adolescent Farmworkers: A Plan to Improve Working Conditions
State
WI; GA
Performing Organization
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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