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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 2011 Fall; 14(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) Blueprint research, feedback identifies non-working children as key segment. The draft Updated National Action Plan for Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention - also known as "Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture" - was posted online for five weeks, and the recently-concluded feedback period yielded valuable recommendations that are being considered by the Blueprint core team. 2) Department of Labor proposes update to child agricultural labor regulations. The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing revisions to child labor regulations that will strengthen the safety requirements for young workers employed in agriculture and related fields. 3) Mini-grant funds project with Florida migrant association. The National Children's Center is partnering with Redlands Christian Migrant Association and the Florida Department of Agriculture to promote pesticide safety. Through a "mini-grant" from the National Children's Center, RCMA is installing decontamination stations at 15 centers and conducting staff and parent training about ways to minimize their children's exposure to pesticides. 4) CASN meets in Boise. Members of the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) held their annual in-person meeting on June 27, 2011, in Boise, Idaho, during the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health conference. A record 40 individuals participated. "The Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: Updated Action Plan," was discussed at length, and attendees gave updates on their organizations' activities.
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; Regulations; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Decontamination; Hazardous-materials; Training
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