Youth and Farm Safety
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2016 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet (PDF)
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured according to the 2016 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet compiled by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis.
Community-based Agriculture (CBA): Safety Guidelines for Youth Working in Gardens
Community-based agriculture differs from community-supported agriculture (CSA) by emphasizing consumer participation, civic duty, and smaller scale production. This booklet represents select safety guidelines specific to gardening.
2014 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released (PDF)
Farm injury rates among children younger than age 10 are on the rise, despite a continued overall decline in the rate of childhood agricultural injuries in the U.S. These trends are highlighted in the 2014 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet compiled by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture: the 2012 National Action Plan (PDF)
The goal of this initiative is to move state-of-the-art knowledge on childhood agricultural injury prevention into practice.
CBS Sixty Minutes: Farm labor - Children in the fields
CBS Sixty Minutes airs a special program addressing the debate on child farm labor in the United States. This page summarizes the report and provides access to the video.
North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT)
By using these guidelines you can match up your child's growth and development with the requirements of different farm chores. Ideally children and teenagers will gain meaningful work experience with less risk of farm related disease or injury. This tool is provided by the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation.
Agritourism: Health and Safety Guidelines for Children (PDF)
This document, provided by the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, is intended to provide useful recommendations for protecting the health and safety of children visiting farms involved in agritourism.
Conference Proceedings: Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders for Children and Adolescents Working in Agriculture (PDF)
This June 2004 document summarizes the discussions of a national panel of experts who were brought together to discuss research needs regarding prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders for youths and adolescents who work in agriculture.
Injuries to Youth on Hispanic Farm Operations
Youth who reside and work on farms are exposed to potentially dangerous farm hazards more frequently than other youth. Understanding how to create a safe farm environment is important for farm operators and their families.