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 2007 Summer; 10(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) Federal council sets direction for agricultural safety and health. Representatives of agricultural business, producers, migrant workers, safety professionals and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) scientists took a large step toward a national action plan for agricultural safety and health during two days of meetings at the National Children's Center in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The NIOSH-National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Sector Council on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries met Aug. 1-2 to set priorities for the future. 2) 'Bury a Tradition' featured on AgDay television. The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) campaign to keep children younger than 12 years away from tractors was featured as the lead story on the July 9 edition of AgDay Television Network news. The report used clips from Michael Peterson's video public service announcement and an interview with National Children's Center Director Barbara Lee, Ph.D. 3) Safe Play grants spark action on Ontario family farms. The Farm Safety Association implemented a province-wide $50,000 Safe Play Area Grant Summer Program in Ontario. The goal is to increase awareness for the need to separate the workplace from the home, where children 10 years of age and under live, play and explore by providing eligible applicants a $500 grant towards the development of a secure Safe Play Area. 4) FS4JK gives presentation at Amish conference.Farm Safety 4 Just Kids representatives gave a presentation titled "Transforming Farm Safety Resources to Save Amish Children" in June at the Amish in America Conference at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. 5) Children's Center teams with University of Kentucky on Journalists Workshop. "Children and Agriculture: Telling the Story," held July 13-14 near Harrodsburg, Kentucky, gave 10 journalists an inside look at health and safety issues facing children on family farms in the hilly, central part of the state. 6) Pesticide safety and childbearing for Latina farmworkers: new resources. Extensive promotora pesticide safety educational materials, which include pesticide safety for Latina farmworkers who are or may become pregnant, are available in Spanish and English at their website. 7) New report describes child farmworker issues. The Association of Farmworkers Opportunity Programs has issued a report to describe the current situation of migrant child farmworkers in the United States and to propose changes in federal law and regulations to improve their welfare. 8) Teen worker guidelines in production. A project to modify current North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks posters to be applicable for hired adolescent farm workers is underway at the National Children's Center. The ultimate goal of this project, called "Safety Guidelines for Hired Adolescent Farm Workers (SaGHAF)," is to reduce the incidence of workplace injury and fatality to hired teen workers.
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; Education; Training; Computers; Communication-systems
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Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation