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

Authors
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Source
Nurture: Q Newsl Natl Child Center Rural Agric Health Saf 2014 Summer; 17(1):1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20044729
Abstract
"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) Tractor campaign re-launched 'Keep Kids Away' resonates with media - this campaign sparked a national media conversation this past spring. 2) Webinar: "Child Development and Tractor Operation - How Children Change as They Grow Older". 3) Wisconsin passes agritourism limited liability law - Children's Center plays key role in approval, rollout. 4) SAY project in motion - the Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) Project will serve as an umbrella for curricula, programs, activities, and expertise across the country, with an eye toward increasing safety and health knowledge and reducing hazard and risk exposure to youth on farms and ranches. 5) Voluntary "best practices" model for youth employment published - this best practice model is a template that can be customized and adapted for individual companies that employ young workers. It addresses age-appropriate assignments, training needs for adolescent workers, ideal supervision and mentoring by adult workers. 6) CASN is effective, evaluation shows - An external evaluation of the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) was done to assess the organizational effectiveness and identify factors that have contributed to its success. 7) Grain Handling Safety Coalition position statement - this coalition developed a "Position Statement for Youth Working with Grain which references the National Children's Center work guidelines. 8) NAGCAT Tractor Guidelines Updated - A panel of childhood agricultural safety and health experts reviewed the scientific literature and provided recommendations for updating the tractor guidelines. 9) NIOSH visits National Children's Center - Captain Brad Husberg, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, recently made a site visit to the National Children's Center, one of 10 NIOSH-funded agricultural centers. Husberg is director of the NIOSH Office of Agricultural Safety and Health. 10) Cultivate Safety endorsed by ASHCA - Cultivate Safety is now the primary childhood agricultural safety resource of ASHCA. Built by the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, the Cultivate Safety website features easy-to-use information about child development and best-practice guidelines for keeping kids safe while working and playing on farms.
Keywords
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; Occupational-hazards; Education; Tractors; Training; Traumatic-injuries; Safety-climate; Grain-elevator-workers; Grain-elevators; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs
Contact
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Publication Date
20140601
Document Type
Newsletter
Editors
Heiberger-S
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-009568; M072014
Issue of Publication
1
Source Name
Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
State
WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
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