FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 4, 2021
CONTACT: Melissa Ploeckelman
Child injury prevention workshop set for Tuesdays in September
Learn how you can safeguard children and youth who live, work and play on farms and ranches by registering for the three-part Child Agricultural Safety and Health Workshop to be held online Sept. 14, 21 and 28.
The interactive workshop is ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge and dissemination of child agricultural safety and health, including professionals from farm organizations, insurance, agribusiness, banking, healthcare, Extension, agricultural education, public health and media.
The workshop is being hosted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of the National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, and co-hosted with 10 other agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which are located throughout the United States. Their co-host roles in the workshop will ensure representation of safety issues across all commodities (including forestry and fishing) and regions. Their participation also gives participants an opportunity to connect with the ag centers in their region, providing additional sources of information and materials.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand the leading causes of injuries to children who are either working or playing on farms;
- Describe interventions most likely to be effective in preventing childhood farm injuries and illnesses; and
- Identify their (and their organization’s) unique role in helping farm children grow up happy and healthy.
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