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Interactive demonstrations of safe play areas at rural and agricultural events.

Fisher RM; Lee BC
Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Clinic, 2006 Jan; :1-17
Why is promoting Safe Play Areas on Farms so important? There are 2.13 million farms in the United States! More than 1 million youth live on US farms, with an estimated 362,268 being less than 10 years of age. An estimated 9,000 children under 10 years sustain non-work farm related injuries each year. An estimated 26% of childhood injuries on farms occur to children visiting the farm at the time of injury! . More than half of children killed or injured on farms were not working at the time of injurt What is the purpose of demonstrating Safe Play Areas? To provide quality resources, practical examples, and guidance to farm owners, parents, grandparents, and guardians of children living on and/or visiting farms. The ultimate goal is to eliminate childhood agricultural injuries by providing a safe outdoor play area for children on farms. Who should be involved? Utilizing community resources when planning a Safe Play Areas on Farms SPAF demonstration can generate support for the SPAF initiative. Attempt to recruit key community leaders who have knowledge of farming, safety, and child development. These individuals will be helpful in planning the demonstration and may also be willing to serve as resource personnel during the event. Enlist area youth organizations to assist in the construction and staffing of your demonstration.
Children; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-practices; Farmers; Injuries; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture
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