Monday, April 02, 2018

Webinar to discuss safety guidelines for teen lawn-mowing

Many older children and teens mow lawns in the spring and summer; a new resource from the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety can help supervising adults keep them safe on the job, whether they're using push or riding mowers. More than 17,000 children and teens are treated for lawnmower injuries each year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. The National Center has added "Operating a Lawn Mower" to its list of nearly 30 interactive Agricultural Youth Work Guidelines.

Lawnmower safety will be one of the childhood agricultural safety topics covered during the AgriSafe Network webinar, "Children and Youth: Living, working and playing safely on farms." The webinar, which takes place from noon to 1 p.m. CT on April 4, is free but you must pre-register. Marsha Salzwedel, a Youth Agricultural Safety Specialist with the National Children's Center, will present the webinar.

Click here to learn more about the webinar or register.

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