Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to page options Skip directly to site content

NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search

Search Results

Developing a model policy on youth employment in agriculture.

Authors
Miller-ME; Lee-BC
Source
J Agromed 2014 Jul; 19(3):249-257
NIOSHTIC No.
20044580
Abstract
The goal of this project was to develop a model policy that agricultural employers could adopt specific to youth employment, including age-appropriate assignments, training needs for adolescent workers, ideal supervision, and mentoring by adult workers. Methods included discussions at a national conference of agricultural employers, a survey of employers' perspectives on young workers, forming a task force to draft a model policy, and finalizing the policy document. The process resulted in a template that can be used by agricultural employers for immediate adoption, or to be customized and adapted for their unique company. Given new trends in agriculture to use certification systems, safety audits, and voluntary safety standards in addition to the regulatory process, there is value in having a voluntary "best practice" model policy that can be adopted in settings where safeguarding young farm workers is a priority.
Keywords
Agriculture; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-industry; Humans; Men; Women; Children; Demographic-characteristics; Sociological-factors; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Age-groups; Author Keywords: Agriculture; model policy; youth
Contact
Mary E. Miller, RN, MN, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504-4510
Publication Date
20140701
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
mary.miller@Lni.wa.gov
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-009568; M062014
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1059-924X
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
MD; FL; WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
TOP