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J Agromedicine. 2012;17(2):88-93. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2012.660437.

Developing the 2012 national action plan for protecting children in agriculture.

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National Farm Medicine Center and National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield, Wisconsin 54449, USA. lee.barbara@mcrf.mfldclin.edu

Abstract

In 1996 the US launched a National Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative, guided by an action plan generated by a 42-member multidisciplinary committee. A major update to the plan was released following the 2001 Summit on Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention. From the year 2010 through 2011 a comprehensive assessment of progress to date was conducted followed by the drafting, review and finalizing of a new action plan-"The 2012 Blueprint for Protecting Children in Agriculture." This paper briefly describes the purpose and process for generating the new action plan then provides a listing of the 7 goals and 26 strategies within the plan. These goals and strategies account for trends in childhood agricultural injuries, changes in agricultural production and the demographics of its workforce, effectiveness of interventions, and the increasing use of social media, marketing and social networking. Primary funding for this project was provided by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which continues to serve as the lead federal agency for the national initiative.

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22490023
DOI:
10.1080/1059924X.2012.660437
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