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.
August’s Safety Message
Water – Help your family enjoy it safely!
It’s HOT! The perfect time to cool off in a pool, lake or stream. Keep your family safe: talk about water safety and establish rules. Tips to get you started:
• Make sure everyone learns to swim
• Never swim alone – always have a buddy
• Use properly fitted personal floatation devices
• Obey signs about rules and dangers
• Enter the water feet first
• Ensure farm ponds are fenced, and children are supervised around creeks and streams
• Have rescue equipment by the water
• If you have to help a friend out of the water –
Reach, Throw, Don’t Go (into the water)
For more information, see the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day
® website at www.progressiveag.org or call 1-888-257-3529.
Train the Trainer webinars offered to safeguard young agricultural workers
For more information, see schedule
“Child Ag Safety: During the harvest season and all year round” webinar Sept 23
Will be presented by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety during Farm Safety and Health week at 12:00 pm CT. Registration will be available soon.
Child Development agricultural webinar available:
Child Development and Tractor Operation: How Children Change as They Grow Older
View: Dr. Schwebel Child Development Webinar