About Youth Safety
The agriculture industry provides early life and work experiences for thousands of young people across the country. In fact, the most recent data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates that over 1.2 million youth under 20-years-old lived or worked on farms in 2012.
Inherent teachings in responsibility and stewardship are often passed on to these young people through their industry involvement. It is vital, however, that lessons in best agriculture safety practices are also added to even the youngest agriculturalists’ educational dockets. By empowering young people to better understand and respect safety practices, we may help ensure they remain free of harm while living and working in the agriculture industry.
Featured Youth Safety Resources
Video: OSU Livestock Safety for Children
Video: ATV Safety for Young Riders
Interactive Game: Play it Farm Safe
Article: Match Age and Abilities to Farm Chores
Video: Ag Safety Awareness for the Next Generation
Website: Farm Safety Just for Kids Resources
Webinar: It's Harvest Season - Are Children Safe?
Article: Developmental Stages and Accident Risk