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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 2013 Winter; 16(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) 'Cultivate Safety' campaign launched nationally. Knowledge, information and resources for keeping youth safe on the farm are becoming more plentiful. However, the information is not always accessed by those who need it. 2) Summit features children's issues, funding announcement. Childhood safety and health figured prominently in the 2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit, an unprecedented gathering of safety and agribusiness leaders collaborating for safer work environments for the men, women and children who produce our food. 3) NIOSH Ag Centers launch "You Tube(TM)" channel. The best agricultural safety videos are one click away on the new YouTube channel, "U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers," The channel is a joint project of the 10 Agricultural Centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 4) Three mini-grants awarded FY 2014. The National Children's Center federal award includes annual funding for mini-grants that allow community organizations to conduct small-scale projects and pilot studies. A requirement this year was that each application clearly indicate how it would address a priority in childhood agricultural injury prevention as outlined in the "Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: The 2012 National Action Plan." 5) Vermont Extension unveils online safety game for youth. The Youth Farm Safety Project of UVM Extension 4-H is pleased to introduce Play It Farm Safe, a new online farm safety game for youth 12 and up. With the help of an avatar and mascot, players identify farm hazards through illustrated and interactive scenarios, complete fill-in-the-blank and multiple choice activities, and watch safety videos featuring Vermont farming youth. 6) gets major endorsement. The web tool, "Integrating Safety into Agritourism," has gained the endorsement of the North American Farmers' Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA), which is putting safety on the agenda of its national convention, January 31 - February 5, 2014, in Kansas City. 7) Children's Center adds anthropologist. Casper "Cap" Bendixsen, Ph.D.- Candidate, has joined the National Farm Medicine Center/National Children's Center as a project scientist. Bendixsen's specialty is cultural anthropology. 8) Children's Center - Year 6. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health provided a Year 6 extension to the National Children's Center. Most center activities will extend current work focused on "knowledge mobilization," meaning that the research results and resources developed from previous years will be widely disseminated to specific audiences, depending on the topic and venue. 9) CASN calendars used as display pieces. The monthly safety messages in the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) calendar also make great posters! An Ohio chapter of Farm Safety for Just Kids enlarged and laminated some calendar pictures at a local copy story and made them into posters for the Darke County Fair.
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; Teaching; Communication-systems; Computer-software; Computer-models; Health-programs; Health-protection
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Publication Date
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Heiberger S
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement; Agriculture
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Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U54-OH-009568; M122013
Issue of Publication
Source Name
Nurture: Quarterly Newsletter of the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Performing Organization
Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Page last reviewed: April 9, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division