The North American Guidelines for Children's
Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) is a project of the
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
The National Children's Center strives to enhance the health and safety of all
children exposed to hazards associated with agricultural work and rural
Resources available on-line
Community-Based Agriculture: Safety Guidelines for Youth Working in Gardens provides guidance for adults who are making decisions
about what work is appropriate for children to help ensure a safe, positive gardening experience.
NAGCAT Impact is part of a series
of products that are designed to clearly and concisely communicate the relevance and impact of research to industry, labor,
academic, government, and non-government stakeholders. Impact Sheets briefly describe an occupational safety or health hazard, the
specific National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) or NIOSH-funded research activity that was
conducted to address the hazard, the resulting impact or recommendations, and selected relevant statistics.
NAGCAT Educational PowerPoint provides training for professionals or the public on how to use the NAGCAT guidelines with the
Successful Farming Showcase Article supplement which originally appeared in the May-June 1999 issue
of Successful Farming magazine highlighting the
North American Guidelines project.
NAGCAT Fact Sheet provides background, methods, results, and recommended
uses for NAGCAT.
lists the guideline categories and related posters
with links to each individual poster.
Safety Guidelines for Youth Operating Farm Equipment is a new compilation of safety guidelines for
family farm youth and hired youth aimed at assisting responsible adults with assigning teenagers safe, appropriate and valuable work opportunities.
Helping kids do the job safely is our goal!