Author Archives: Melissa Ploeckelman

ASHCA Summit, March 19-20, 2020

ASHCA Summit: Call for abstracts Evidence-based interventions, emerging issues that impact workers’ safety, and model programs for sustaining an adequate, safe agricultural workforce are among topics sought for poster-sessions-with-lightning-talks at the North American Agricultural Safety Summit, March 19-20, 2020, at Bally’s of Las Vegas. Deadline for submission is Nov. 20. Abstracts will be evaluated per […]

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To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

Below are some recent child ag injury incidents: 16-year old from Maxbass passes away after farming accident (North Dakota) https://www.kxnet.com/news/local-news/16-year-old-from-maxbass-passes-away-after-farming-accident/  Audrain Co boy suffers serious injuries in ATV crash http://www.kjluradio.com/newsroom/audrain-co-boy-suffers-serious-injuries-in-atv-crash/article_639de5a2-0413-11ea-a59e-ff37385ace2e.html Child air-lifted after being seriously injured near Ashland Berry Farm https://www.nbc12.com/2019/11/06/child-seriously-injured-after-being-kicked-face-by-horse/ Teen Reportedly Injured in Farm Accident https://www.nptelegraph.com/news/local_news/teen-reportedly-injured-in-farm-accident/article_d7cddf80-011c-11ea-ad60-3726cd961943.html Man Killed, Baby Ejected in Park County […]

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Safeguarding Children Who Live, Work, and Play on Farms and Ranches Webinar

Join Melissa Ploeckelman, the National Children Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety’s Outreach Specialist for the Safeguarding Children Who Live, Work and Play on Farms and Ranches Webinar: Wednesday, September 19 at 12:00 noon central time. Farms and ranches are wonderful places for children and youth to live, work and play. However, agriculture […]

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Why attend a Workshop on Child Ag Injury Prevention?

I wanted to let you know that on Monday at noon (CT), we will be giving a webinar on “Why attend a Workshop on Child Ag Injury Prevention?” The webinar will only be 30 minutes (including question and answer time). Below is a summary of the content and a link to register for the webinar. […]

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Delivering child care in agricultural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2019 CONTACT: Scott Heiberger heiberger.scott@marshfieldresearch.org 715-389-7541 Delivering child care in agricultural communities New resource provides “road map” to keep kids safe while parents work At a time when agricultural employers are struggling to find workers, access to quality child care can aid in worker recruitment, improve retention and boost employee […]

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$20,000 child agricultural injury prevention grants available

$20,000 child agricultural injury prevention grants available: submission deadline Aug. 19 Proposals are being accepted by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety for grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. Application deadline is August 19, 2019. Highest […]

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Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop set for Sept. 17-18 in Hershey, Pa, during National Farm Safety Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2019 CONTACT: Melissa Ploeckelman ploeckelman.melissa@marshfieldresearch.org 715-389-5387   Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop set for Sept. 17-18 in Hershey, Pa, during National Farm Safety Week About every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and another 33 children are injured daily. Learn how to help protect the future of […]

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Child Ag Incidents and Fatalities Reported

Below are some recent injury incidents and follow up articles. Thanks to Lamar Grafft, Alma Jordan and Amy Rademaker for sharing incidents: 4 year old boy run over by tractor: https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2019/07/4-year-old-boy-run-over-by-tractor.html   Minnesota Teenager killed in car-tractor crash: https://kdhlradio.com/minnesota-teenager-killed-in-car-tractor-crash/   Another ATV crash results in teen being airlifted to hospital: https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/another-atv-crash-results-in-teen-being-airlifted-to-hospital/article_61c436ba-6a14-513c-b58c-6cb90b21f1a4.html   Girl, 14, killed […]

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Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop Lexington, KY

Protecting the future of agriculture August 6-7, 2019 Visit https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-workshop_Kentucky for more information. Great News! – The early bird deadline is extended to July 15th, 2019 for the Kentucky Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop. Hotel group rate has also been extended. More great news! – There are additional scholarships available to assist with registration costs. […]

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CASN meeting June 25 at 6:00 PM

I have some great news! Below are the details for the 2019 CASN In-Person Dinner Meeting, which is co-located with the Iowa Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop and the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) Conference. We welcome all CASN members, as well as any ISASH members who are interested in child ag […]

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Child Ag Injury Incidents

Thanks to Robin Anderson, for sharing this interesting article on a father who was found criminally negligent for operating a skid steer with his sons in the bucket: Father Guilty of Criminal Negligence in Death of Four-Year-Old Son http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=109616   Thanks to LaMar Grafft for sharing this tweet: LaMar also shared this update: “Sadly, the […]

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New Opportunity

Greetings, My name is Kyle Koshalek, a research coordinator through the National Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield, WI. We will be in the Des Moines area June 24-27 for the International Society of Agricultural Safety and Health Conference (ISASH), and we would like to invite local rural fire and EMS to participate in our Rural […]

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CASN Updates

The CASN dinner meeting will be at the Iowa Taproom on Tuesday evening. Meeting details will be coming out within the next day or so and posted on the Meetings and Minutes Tab. Please note that we will be sending the meeting information out to everyone who is currently on the CASN email list, but […]

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SAVE THE DATE!

Please mark your calendars for the 2020 ASCHCA Summit and share this with your networks! Thanks, Marsha SAVE THE DATE! North American Agricultural Safety Summit, Raising Safety 2020: Cultivating a Culture of Safety, March 19-20, 2020, at Bally’s of Las Vegas, NV. The summit will match evidence-based safety interventions with production practices and emerging safety […]

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Make your agritourism corn box into a sand box, safety experts urge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2019 CONTACT: Melissa Ploeckelman ploeckelman.melissa@marshfieldresearch.org 715-389-5387 Make your agritourism corn box into a sand box, safety experts urge An increasingly popular agritourism activity – providing corn or other grains for children to play in – raises safety concerns that are detailed in a new resource from the National Children’s Center […]

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Child Ag Injury Incidents

Good afternoon CASN Participants, Below are two recent injury child/youth incidents. Shaylee received support from STARS (Little girl got kicked by a horse and taken to hospital) https://www.marketscreener.com/news/Rocky-Mountain-Dealerships-Read-how-Shaylee-received-support-from-STARS–28108020/ Youth continues to improve, will bounce back after ATV accident https://www.zanesvilletimesrecorder.com/story/news/2019/03/07/deal-continues-improve-bounce-back/3090089002/ To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org […]

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child Ag Injury Incidents

Good afternoon CASN Participants, Below are some recent child ag injury incidents: Child flown to hospital after farm accident https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/child-flown-to-hospital-after-farm-accident Dundee area teen dies when tractor overturns https://www.timesreporter.com/news/20190222/dundee-area-teen-dies-when-tractor-overturns 12 year old boy hurt in ATV rollover https://khqa.com/news/local/boy-sustains-moderate-injuries-in-atv-rollover-02-25-2019   To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

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Workshop update

Hello CASN participants, We are excited to announce that we will be offering scholarships for the Child Ag Injury Prevention Workshop that will be held in Hershey, PA next month. See the announcement below for more information on the workshop and scholarships. Please share this information with your networks. We are also happy to answer […]

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Incident Report

Below is a recent child ag injury incident:  Northmor student, 16, dies from injuries at farm job https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/02/05/northmor-high-student-dies-injuries-sustained-work-farm-accident-knox-county/2776271002/ Join us to learn more about preventing these types of injuries March 28-29, 2019 Hershey, Pennsylvania Early bird registration deadline is March 1st. For more information, visit https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-Workshop_Hershey

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Child Ag Injury Incidents

Below are some child ag injury incidents which have occurred over the last few weeks. Thanks to Steven Oesch for sharing ATV incidents. Farm accident claims teen’s life https://custercountychronicle.com/farm-accident-claims-teens-life/?fbclid=IwAR1wea_PtyvpR5sLf35KwPLZEpfUpUjMApyNY4UU7ZT3jZY8fu-ulWqF8rQ Farm accident sends farmer’s daughter to hospital http://www.dairyagendatoday.com/News.aspx?nid=17594 Man killed in Pompey crash with combine (14 year old injured) https://cnycentral.com/news/local/lafayette-man-killed-in-pompey-crash-with-combine-farm-truck Father, 9 year old son killed […]

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AgInjuryNews.org

I wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news from Dr. Bryan Weichelt – the new AgInjuryNews.org system is now available! It still contains injury and fatality news clippings and reports, but has lots of new features, as well. If you don’t have an account yet, please visit the website and sign up […]

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Registration is open for the Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop in Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2019 CONTACT: Scott Heiberger Heiberger.Scott@marshfieldresearch.org 715-389-7541 Child agricultural injury prevention workshop set for Hershey, PA, March 28-29 Farms are great places to grow up, but hazards are never far away. The death of a 4-year-old boy in Berks County, Pa., struck by a manure spreader on the final weekend of […]

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Agrikids

Agrikids Ashbawn, Corballis, Julianstown Co. Meath, A92 HP8A, Ireland Alma Jordan – Founder Phone: 085-771-6540 Email: alma@agrikids.ie 

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Child Incident Reports

Here are two recent child agricultural injury incidents:   Boy hospitalized after arm gets stuck in farm machinery http://wibx950.com/boy-11-hospitalized-after-arm-gets-stuck-in-farm-machinery/   Father, 9-year-old son killed in barn fire were inseparable, family says https://wgntv.com/2018/11/12/father-9-year-old-son-killed-in-barn-fire-were-inseparable-family-says/     To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

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Catherine LePrevost

Catherine LePrevost, PhD Agromedicine Extension Specialist Teaching Assistant Professor Department of Applied Ecology North Carolina Sate University 258A David Clark Labs Raleigh, NC 27695 Phone: (919)515-2276 Email: celeprev@ncsu.edu

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Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin

Children’s Heath Alliance of Wisconsin 6737 W. Washington St., Suite 1111 West Allis, WI 53214 Amanda Bagin — Project Manager Phone: (414) 337-4565 Email: abagin@chw.org Amy Parry — Data Project Manager Phone: (414)337-4568 Email: aparry@chw.org Karen Nash — Project Manager Phone: (414)337-4567 Email: knash@chw.org Joanna O’Donnell — Project coordinator Phone: (414)337-4571 Email: jodonnell@chw.org

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Children and Tractors: Myths, Facts, or “Other”

Children and Tractors: Myths, Facts, or “Other” Click here to view the webinar Join us as we discuss the topic of children and tractors, starting at birth and moving up through adulthood. We will explore what we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know, including the risks and benefits of children […]

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Updates from Marsha

Hello CASN Participants, CASN In-Person Meeting It was a great meeting in Halifax, so I wanted to take a moment to thank those of you that could join us. Don’t forget to send your feedback from the meeting, along with a short summary of your announcements during the round robin. Child Ag Incidents We are […]

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Child Agricultural Injury Prevention Workshop

Protecting the future of agriculture Dates and locations have been announced: Visit https://www.marshfieldresearch.org/CAIP-workshop for more information. Register for one of three workshops coming up in 2019. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE Join us and learn how you can help safeguard children and youth who live, work and play on farms and ranches. This information can be […]

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Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Redlands Christian Migrant Association RCMA http://www.rcma.net/about-us/mission-vision-values/ 402 W. Main St. Immokalee, FL 34142 Phone: 1-800-282-6540 Email: gayane.stephanian@rcma.org

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Updates from Marsha

  Below are some recent child ag injury incidents:  Indiana (U.S.) incident Rural Goshen girl dies in farming accident Goshen News GOSHEN — A 3-year-old Goshen girl died of injuries she sustained in a farming accident late Friday night. According to Elkhart County Capt. Girl, 3, dies following tractor accident in Goshen – WSBT-TV Ireland incident: A mother’s tribute: ‘We cannot imagine […]

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Updates from Marsha

  Below are some recent child ag injury incidents. Thanks to Mike Pate for sharing the first incident:   Boy, 3, rescued from 10-foot manure pit http://6abc.com/boy-3-rescued-from-10-foot-manure-pit/3497175/?sf189915175=1 Same incident: Manure pit traps 3-year-old under barn in Pennsylvania — ‘kind of like a quicksand’ Sacramento Bee 911 calls reported a 3 year old male had fallen […]

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Updates from Marsha

  Unfortunately, we have had some more child ag injury incidents (see below). Check out the green box below to learn more about how to prevent these types of incidents. 2-year-old boy killed in tractor accident identified WWMT-TV Heikes was from the Vicksburg area and Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller said unfortunately they respond to […]

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Updates from Marsha

9 year old boy trampled by cattle https://www.channel3000.com/news/9-year-old-boy-trampled-by-cattle-near-iowa-grant-county-line-officials-say/729002180   Rural incident, but unknown as of yet if it is farm related: http://www.krtv.com/story/38014458/nine-year-old-boy-dies-in-jefferson-county-crash   To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org 

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Ag Health and Safety Alliance

Carolyn Sheridan, RN, BSN Founder, President Phone: (712)363-4034 Email: carolynsheridan@aghealthandsafty.com

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Updates on a Monday

Unfortunately, we have had another child fatality: 2 year old killed in tractor accident. http://www.epbusinessjournal.com/2018/04/two-year-old-maverick-county-boy-killed-in-tractor-accident/

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Recent Child Ag Injury Incidents

Nine year old boy trampled by cattle https://www.channel3000.com/news/9-year-old-boy-trampled-by-cattle-near-iowa-grant-county-line-officials-say/729002180 Rural incident, but unknown as of yet if it is farm related: http://www.krtv.com/story/38014458/nine-year-old-boy-dies-in-jefferson-county-crash To review a growing national collection of news articles reporting injuries and fatalities, please visit www.AgInjuryNews.org

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Adjourned Meeting

June 25, 2018 Meeting Minutes to come

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Adjourned Meetings

June, 26 2017 Meeting 2017 June 26 Meeting Notes

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Youth Working in Agriculture: Keeping them safe while they learn and grow

Click here to view webinar Work is inherently good for children and youth – and agriculture offers many opportunities for them to develop work skills, learn responsibility and leadership, and gain an appreciation for farming and related industries. We also know that agricultural work can be dangerous, and that many youth are injured or killed […]

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Accessing and Using Free Resources for Teaching Fall and Electrical Safety

Click Here for Webinar  Falls and electricity are some of the most common types of hazards encountered in agriculture. This session introduces free materials that can be used to educate others about these hazards. While these materials are ideal for school agricultural classes, the curriculum, including optional interactive activities, also work well for community education. […]

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Children and Youth: Living, Working and Playing Safely on Farms

Click Here for Webinar  Farms and ranches are great places to live, work and play, and there are numerous benefits to growing up on them. However, agricultural worksites are among the most dangerous in the U.S., resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities to youth. For working youth, too many of these injuries and deaths are […]

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