The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) is a coalition of organizations that work together to help keep children safe on the farm. These organizations represent the agricultural community, child injury prevention, minority-serving associations and related industry organizations.
Does your 14- or 15-year-old youth want to work in production agriculture?
If they are working off of the family farm or ranch for hire and will be operating tractors or machinery, they need to successfully complete a Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture program. The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP), available through Penn State University, is a national program that provides locally led training by county extension educators, high school agricultural educators, or other safety professionals.
For more information about NSTMOP visit www.ntmop.psu.edu or call 814.865.7685
I didn’t KNOW
In the U.S. about 40,000 children under the age of 16 are treated in emergency departments for ATV-related injuries each year.
ATV riding is not child’s play.