Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Insurance companies say they want to increase focus on child safety in farming

Three-fourths of insurance companies say they want to increase their company's focus on child safety in agriculture, according to a National Children's Center survey of 97 control specialists, underwriters, managers and supervisors at the 2015 National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies’ Agricultural Risk Inspection School, reports the National Children's Center in its quarterly magazine Nurture. The survey also found that 85 percent of respondents said they communicate safety messages with farmers and 83 percent adjust premiums based on loss-control surveys.

The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network has archived three recent webinars on child safety in agriculture. Two of those webinars, presented by the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, introduced
a curriculum "explained how it can be used to empower young workers" and educate parents, employers and community members. Another webinar, “It’s harvest season: Are the children safe?” describes "actual childhood injury incidents, previewed an injury news clippings website and offered proven safety strategies and resources that farmers, parents and employers are encouraged to use to keep children safe."

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