Children and Youth Day

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.

IL EVENT 4_GYouth at a farm safety event in Illinois

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.
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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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