Protecting Young Adults in the Agricultural Workforce

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. This material was produced under grant# (SH- 27642-SH5) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify physical and psychological developmental factors to consider when employing and training young adults in the agricultural sector. 
  2. Define agricultural hazards and exposures that increase the risk of injury and illness among the young worker. 
  3. Describe regulatory standards that can promote a safe work environment for young employees. 
  4. Create action steps that can reduce agricultural injury and illness. 

This material was produced under grant# (SH- 27642-SH5) from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organization imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S

Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network

Charlotte serves as the Clinical Director for AgriSafe. Prior to this role, she worked for several years in hospital acute care settings and community education.  During those years, Charlotte developed and managed a Rural Outreach Health service and a Parish Health Ministry department serving nine counties in northeast Iowa.  

She is a "charter graduate" of the University of IA agricultural occupational medicine course, is certified in occupational hearing conservation and completed the NIOSH Spirometry training.

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