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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 Fall; 13(2):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) 'I Didn't Know' campaign educates parents about ATV risks for children. In many cases where children have been injured or killed in an ATV incident, parents were unaware that: a) ATVs can weigh up to 800 pounds. b) ATVs roll easily and when they do, they tend to land on the rider. c) Most ATVs are not meant for passengers; a passenger can dangerously affect stability and control. 2) Spanish-language resources for child ag safety. Health and safety professionals, farm families, and media can benefit from visiting the following Spanish-language resources. These resources include: strategies to prevent injury to children and adolescents, guidelines for designing and building an outdoor safe play area on a farm, and pesticide safety information. 3) Fields of vision less for youth tractor operators. Youth operators of tractors typically had diminished fields of vision compared to the average adult operator, according to a recently-published study. 4) CASN holds annual in-person meeting. The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network held its annual in-person meeting June 28 during the National Institute for Farm Safety conference in Wilmington, North Carolina. 5) 'Safe Play Areas on Farms' goes interactive. Most childhood injuries and deaths on farms and ranches occur when children are with parents in a work area, either helping with chores or playing. Keeping children out of the agricultural worksite, and away from machinery, motor vehicles and open water, can save lives. 6) Media Guidelines fact sheet for agricultural safety released. The stories we tell in the media can make life safer for farm and ranch families and workers. At the same time, while not intentional, what we write, say, and the images we show, can perpetuate and even increase unsafe farm practices. To help minimize unsafe depictions, the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) has compiled a fact sheet of do's and don'ts as reminders for media professionals and all agricultural communicators and marketers. 7) Book takes public health view of child labor. Child labor constitutes a major public health concern, with estimates that worldwide 110 million children aged 5-14 years are engaged in labor that can be described as "hazardous or intolerable." The book "Child Labour - A Public Health Perspective" (272 pages, Oxford University Press) examines both the rights-oriented and public health perspectives on child labor.
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; Mortality-data; Traumatic-injuries; Racial-factors; Outdoors; Field-of-vision; Pesticides; Pesticides-and-agricultural-chemicals; Communication-systems; Public-health; Occupational-hazards
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
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Cooperative Agreement; Agriculture
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Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
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Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division