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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 Summer; 15(1):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) 2012 Blueprint: Report proposes new priorities for childhood agricultural safety and health. The "Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan" takes an updated look at preventing childhood agricultural injury and death. 2) 180,000 pesticide comic books distributed by MCN and NASDA. Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN) recently partnered with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) to distribute a combined 180,000 copies of three Spanish-language pesticide comic books to 143 organizations across the U.S. and Puerto Rico, free of charge. 3) Call issued for mini-grants proposals. The National Children's Center is offering mini-grants of up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. 4) Updated labor laws withdrawn: what next? Facing opposition from farmers and politicians, the U.S. Department of Labor withdrew proposed rules that would have barred young hired farm workers from performing certain jobs that research has shown to be most hazardous. 5) Agritourism web site features a virtual safety walkthrough. Whether it's u-pick produce, hay rides, petting zoos, festivals or hands-on chores, agritourism operators can prepare for safe and positive visits by consulting "Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children" website. 6) eXtension launches 'one-stop' farm safety and health website. A new online resource is available to help answer farm safety and health questions. eXtension, a national research and educational based website, supported by 74 land grant universities, has launched a website specifically for Farm Safety and Health. 7) Reaching farm families via technology. Farm Safety 4 Just Kids and University of Missouri, with funding from Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, now has a blog dedicated to encouraging discussion about rural safety and health issues.
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; Computer-models; Computer-software; Communication-systems; Protective-measures; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Racial-factors; Occupational-hazards; Education
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