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Injury Prevention Inventory: Rural & Agricultural Injury
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources



Sample Measures

Additional Resources


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Childhood agricultural injury prevention and awareness programs

Childhood Agricultural Injury Prevention Initiative

National Institute of for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Plan developed to fill critical data needs; establish an infrastructure which facilitates the use of data to develop and improve upon prevention efforts; and encourage the use of effective prevention strategies by the private and public sectors. This initiative also developed a National Action Plan

Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY)

eXtension Foundation

Grant project funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA),National Institute for Food and Agriculture to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth

Creating Safe Play Areas on Farms

National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Guidance document created as a resource for safety professionals, farm and rural community leaders, and farm owners who want to understand important features of safe play areas for children, between the ages of 2 and 10, who live on or visit farms, ranches, orchards or other agricultural settings

Community-Based Agriculture: Safety Guidelines for Youth Working in Gardens


National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety

Document designed to provide garden supervisors and organizers with safety considerations that should be reviewed and established when introducing children to agriculture

Policy regulating the agricultural work of children and adolescents

Child Labor Requirements In Agricultural Occupations Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (Child Labor Bulletin 102)

U.S. Department of Labor

Booklet serves as a guide to the provisions of the FLSA applicable to children employed in agricultural occupations




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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Rural/Agricultural Injury

Sample Proximal Measures for Rural/Agricultural Injury

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations


  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform rural/agricultural injury prevention
  • Participants/organizations reached through rural/agricultural injury prevention trainings
  • Participants/organizations reached through safe play area trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing rural/agricultural injury prevention programs and policies
  • Police reports related to rural/agricultural injury
  • Rural/agricultural injury prevention policies adopted
  • Trainings related to proper use of farming equipment
  • Trainings related to safe play areas on farms

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Additional Resources Related to Rural/Agricultural Injury

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The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.

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