This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety will provide updated information as it becomes available.
Interim Guidance from the CDC and U.S. Department of Labor
On June 2, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Labor jointly issued COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Agricultural Workers and Employers (Spanish version).
This guidance provides a template of action to protect agricultural workers from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Agricultural employers can adapt these new recommendations to protect workers at their particular work sites or in specific work operations.
Agricultural Employer Checklist for Creating a COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan. To prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, agricultural employers can use this checklist to create a COVID-19 assessment and control plan for applying specific preparation, prevention and management measures.
Welcome to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, one of 11 agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the only center dedicated to childhood agricultural injury prevention.
Although the rate of non-fatal injuries to children in agriculture has dropped since the National Children’s Center was established in 1997, agriculture remains hazardous for children and youth. About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, at least 33 children are injured. During the past decade, youth worker fatalities in agriculture have exceeded all other industries combined.
The National Children’s Center has led the development and dissemination of knowledge products and intervention strategies for childhood agricultural health and safety. This website describes some of the research currently underway at the center, as well as interventions and resources that have been developed and tested over the last two decades. Visit our sister website, CultivateSafety.org for easy access to information and free resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
The Cultivate Safety website provides easy access to agricultural safety information and resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Phone: 1.800.662.6900 or 715.389.4999
Members of the Media
We encourage the media to report on the topics of rural and agricultural health and safety for youth. Feel free to use any resources found on the National Children's Center Web site.
For tips on communicating farm safety, view the Media Guidelines.
To set up an interview or for more information on our research, programs and staff, contact Scott Heiberger, Communications Manager, at (800) 662-6900 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this website of the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (U54 OH009568-10).