Thursday, September 03, 2015

Free webinar Sept. 23 to examine dangers youth face during harvest season

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety is hosting a free webinar on youth safety, "Harvest Season: Are the Children Safe?" at noon (EDT) on Sept. 23. The webinar will look at "actual childhood injury incidents, preview an injury news clippings website and explore the issues and hazards that children are exposed to on farms," such as the dangers of tractors and equipment, engulfment and suffocation hazards with grain harvesting and storage, hazards resulting from harvesting crops and exposures to hazards while visiting farms. Proven safety strategies and resources will also be discussed. A question and answer period will follow a brief presentation. To register, click here.

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