Today of National Farm Safety and Health Week is dedicated to children and youth farm safety. We teach children so many things early in life, why not let one of them be farm safety? If you are raising your children on the farm then chances are that you already know the many safety precautions needed to keep them safe so make sure they know what to do too. Communicate the importance of certain actions and what can help them stay safe when you are not around to protect them.
Kids are more susceptible to accidents on the farm:
- Physical limitations: They don’t have the strength or size.
- Developmentally: They don’t always see things as hazards.
- Attitude: “This can’t happen to me” especially among adolescents
- Lack of knowledge: Experience is a great teacher and youth are at a disadvantage.