Tractor owners key to research. Central Wisconsin farmers, dealers play major role in project designed to make youth operators safer.
National Farm Medicine Center
Cultivate Newsletter of the National Farm Medicine Center, 2006 Dec; :1, 4
The project is a field test of the North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) tractor guidelines, developed in 1999 by the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, a program of the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC). Researchers from the NFMC, California and Ontario are assessing how well these tractor guidelines reflect a match between the physical abilities of youth ages 12 to 16 and the tractors they may typically operate. Results of the study will allow parents and employers to make more informed decisions about which tractors are best suited for the youth who operate them. The 50 most common tractors in the United States are being examined. Tractors account for the majority of deaths and a large percentage of injuries on farms across all age groups.
Age-factors; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-workers; Children; Equipment-operators; Ergonomics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Physiological-effects; Physiological-factors; Physiological-response; Posture; Tractors; Work-analysis; Work-environment
Cultivate Newsletter of the National Farm Medicine Center
University of California, Davis