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Farm safety education group will be strong after 25 years

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Farm safety education group will be strong after 25 years

Farm safety experts say that fewer children have been injured on the farm in the last 25 years, but more prevention and education is needed.

Barb Lee is the founder and director of the National Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and is supported by the Marshfield Clinic Institute along with the National Center for Farm Medicine.

Lee told Brownfield that the rate of non-fatal serious injuries has fallen by about 60% over the last 25 years, but the number of child deaths on farms remains constant. “Therefore, young people working on farms are about eight times more likely to die at work than friends working in other types of work.”

According to Lee, tractors are the most common cause of injury and death to children on farms, but other machines are just as dangerous. “Another thing that is appearing more often now is the skid steer loader. This is because the skid steer loader is small, many people use it, and young people tend to operate the skid steer loader. We are more and more concerned, and obviously ATV and UTV. “

Lee emphasizes that young people working on the farm need to have the size and cognitive ability to handle work-related machines, and small children should be kept away from the farm’s work area.

Lee says Online program celebrating 25 years We will look back on Thursday and plan for future safety education. “We will have a slideshow of about 15-20 minutes on the highlights of the last 25 years, what has changed, where the gaps are, and what to look out for in the future.”

Approximately every three days, agricultural incidents kill children and injure at least 33 children each day, according to center researchers.



Farm safety education group will be strong after 25 years

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