Are you wondering what activities are appropriate for youth working in agriculture? Or would you like to know how to better protect and supervise youth while working on agriculture operations?

Youth doing work that doesn’t match their developmental level and abilities increases the risk of injury. Children, teens, and adults working on farms face hazards not encountered in other jobs. Use these guidelines to help determine if a youth is ready to perform a job and learn more about hazards and keeping working youth safe.

*These guidelines are produced by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS). For more information about NCCRAHS visit marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs.

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