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 2010 Winter; 13(3):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) Childhood agricultural injury rates continue to decline. The rate of childhood injury on farms and ranches has declined by nearly 60 percent since 1998, an encouraging sign that research and public awareness efforts are making an impact in one of the nation's most hazardous industries. 2) Mini-grant helps NC farm become agritourism safety leader. Owners of a North Carolina farm not only have incorporated Agritourism Health and Safety Guidelines for Children into their operation, they are doing all they can to make it easier for others to adopt the guidelines. 3) Child ag injury prevention takes world stage. Safety 2010, the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, held September 21-24 in London, featured presentations and posters dedicated to childhood agricultural injury prevention. 4) Safety Zone returns to AG CONNECT. One goal of AG CONNECT Expo, January 8-10, is to encourage all in the agriculture industry to stay safe. Progressive Agriculture Safety DayŽ program staff and volunteers are working with AEM to coordinate a Safety Zone in one area of the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta. 5) NECAS to give away rescue tube. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) has a new mobile grain engulfment simulator that is being used to teach grain safety as well as grain bin rescue, said Dan Neenan, NECAS manager. The equipment was featured in an article by Cheryl Tevis in the October issue of Successful Farming magazine. 6) ATV safety campaign spreads the word. The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network's public awareness campaign to keep young children off of ATVs has received coast-to-coast media coverage since it was launched in August.
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; Motor-vehicles; Grain-elevator-workers; Grain-elevators; Simulation-methods; Teaching; Rescue-measures
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
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