Childhood Agricultural Safety Network
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.
The Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN) is a coalition of health and safety organizations across the nation. CASN was formed to strengthen partnerships and collaborations of national organizations dedicated to keeping children safe on the farm. These organizations represent the agricultural community, child injury prevention, and minority-serving associations.
The mission of CASN is to “Set a vision and provide leadership and coordination of childhood agricultural injury prevention efforts in a manner that is both geographically and ethnically diverse.” Since 2000, CASN’s purpose is to strengthen partnerships and collaborative efforts involving the agricultural community, child injury prevention organizations, and minority-serving associations that will improve and expand childhood agricultural injury prevention efforts.
Why is This Important?
In the U.S., agriculture consistently ranks among the four deadliest jobs, along with mining, transportation and construction. One of the main differences between agriculture and other industries, however, is the presence of children in the worksite. Farming is typically a family business, where children are raised on the farm and participate in farming activities beginning at young ages. Each day, about 33 children are seriously injured in agriculture-related incidents, and a child dies in an agriculture-related incident about every three days. Over the years, a growing number of organizations have identified the seriousness of these statistics and have promoted farm safety, especially for children. Across the country, they have created local or regional marketing programs addressing safety issues in farming communities. Now one unifying coalition, the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network (CASN), speaks with one voice, advocating farm safety for children.
To learn more about the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network or to join, please contact:
National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
Phone: (715) 389-5226
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