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Protecting Young Adults in the Agricultural Workforce
September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Last updated on March 3rd, 2022 at 09:11 am
In 2014, The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 253,000 young workers between the ages of 16 and 24 worked in agriculture. Young workers who live and work on farms are also exposed to potentially dangerous farm-related hazards. Farm operators who hire youth to work on their farm should be aware of all applicable child labor laws.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify physical and psychological developmental factors to consider when employing and training young adults in the agricultural sector.
- Define agricultural hazards and exposures that increase the risk of injury and illness among the young worker.
- Describe regulatory standards that can promote a safe work environment for young employees.
- Create action steps that can reduce agricultural injury and illness.
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