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Guidelines Aid in Choosing Safe Tasks for Children
A farm or ranch is a wonderful place to raise a child. But it can
also be a dangerous place. Each year, more than 100 children
are killed and another 22,000 are seriously injured on farms and
ranches in the United States. A set of guidelines is available to
help you decide what jobs on the farm are suitable for your child.
Guidelines Can Be Answer to Parents' Concerns
The North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks were
developed to help you. The guidelines were put together at the
request of parents in farming communities. They're designed to
protect children from being hurt or killed on the farm.
Is Your Child Ready to Drive a Tractor?
How do you know whether your child is old enough to drive a tractor?
How about feeding the cattle or baling hay? The answers are different
for every situation but now there are guidelines available to help to
find those answers. The North American Guidelines for Children's
Is Your Child Ready to Work on the Farm?
Parents who want a resource to help match children's abilities with
agricultural job requirements should know that the North American
Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks are available. Matching
jobs to the child's development is important. Annually, more than 100
children are killed and 22,000 are seriously injured, according to
the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and
Safety, from incidents involving agricultural machinery, livestock,
falls or other events. Injuries may occur because parents and children
mistake physical size and age for ability, overestimate developmental
capabilities, or underestimate levels of hazard and risk.
To learn more, call toll-free: 800-662-6900, or
Helping kids do the job safely is our goal!