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Nurture: quarterly newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.

National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Nurture: Q Newsl Natl Child Center Rural Agric Health Saf 2012 Fall; 15(2):1-4
"The National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety strives to enhance the health and safety of all children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural environments." This issue includes the following articles. 1) Safe Agritourism: web guide helps operators keep visitors safe. Agritourism is more popular than ever, with millions of people visiting corn mazes, pumpkin patches, pick-your-own operations and other agricultural attractions every year. Keeping visitors safe is the purpose of the new interactive web guide. 2) Tractor simulator: a study looking at how children of different ages process information and make decisions while driving tractors. They are using the National Advanced Driving Simulator at the University of Iowa, considered to be the world's most advanced ground vehicle simulator. The simulator enables researchers to study children's cognitive development skills in a safe setting. 3) Three mini-grants awarded for studying "Ultraviolet Radiation monitoring and Intervention Strategies for Preventing Skin Cancer Among Farm Children," "The Mississippi Consortium for the Prevention of Agricultural Injury among Youth (MCPAIY)," and "Policies and Procedures that Protect Hired Youth Agricultural Workers: Examining High School Supervised Agricultural Experiences Programs." 4) Study examines economic impact of injuries: authors found that an average of 26,655 agricultural injury incidents occurred annually to youth (ages 0-19) in the United States during the period 2001-2006. These injuries cost society an estimated $1.423 billion per year. Fatalities alone cost an estimated $420 million per year. Most agricultural youth injuries were not work related.
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-chemicals; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Farmers; Families; Children; Adolescents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accident-statistics; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-organization; Work-performance; Work-practices; Worker-health; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Safety-research; Communication-systems; Computers; Tractors; Computer-models; Simulation-methods; Decision-making; Motor-vehicles; Ultraviolet-radiation; Skin-cancer; Mortality-data; Traumatic-injuries; Sociological-factors; Mental-processes
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
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Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation