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 Summer; 14(1):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 papers to be featured in Journal of Agromedicine. The Blueprint for Knowledge Translation (B4KT), a project to move state-of-the-art knowledge on childhood agricultural injury prevention into practice, will be featured in the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Agromedicine, 17(1). The Blueprint project is an effort to gather and synthesize findings from childhood agricultural injury research and interventions that have been conducted since the 2001 Summit on Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention. Recommendations will serve as the foundation upon which strategies and priorities will be set for the next decade. 2) Spanish-language pesticide comic books available. The Migrants Clinicians Network (MCN) and the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Research Foundation announce the availability of three pesticide educational comic books in Spanish.These full color publications are available free of charge from their website. 3) North American Guidelines featured by NIOSH. Guidelines designed to assist parents and others in assigning appropriate farm tasks to children are featured in a new resource published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) are the subject of an Impact Sheet, part of a series of products that are designed to clearly and concisely communicate the relevance and impact of research to industry, labor, academic, government, and non-government stakeholders. 4) National Farm Medicine Center celebrates 30th anniversary. Health issues unique to farmers, their families and employees provided the impetus for establishment of the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) in 1981. 5) Research specialist joins National Children's Center. Marsha Salzwedel has been hired as the new research specialist at the National Children's Center. Salzwedel most recently worked as an instructor at Marshfield Labs, Marshfield, Wisconsin. 6) Join the CASN conversation! The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network e-mailing list server is a free and open discussion forum for professionals and others interested in childhood agricultural safety and health. 7) National Children's Center to make call for mini-grant proposals. The National Children's Center is offering mini-grants of up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury.
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; Pesticide-residues; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Racial-factors; Job-analysis; Task-performance; Teaching; Education; Disease-prevention; Communication-systems; Computers; Information-retrieval-systems
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation