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Rural and Agricultural Safety

Just because you don't live on a farm doesn't mean that you shouldn't know how to be safe at one. One-third to one-half of childhood agricultural injuries happens to children who are just visiting a farm or ranch [1].

What are the major causes of death and injury to kids on farms and ranches?

How can I keep my kids safe on the farm or ranch?

Where can I learn more about rural and agricultural safety?

[1] National SAFE KIDS Campaign (NSKC). Rural Injury Fact Sheet. Washington (DC): NSKC, 2004. Available from:

Compiled by Kyla Boyse, RN. Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan

Updated November 2012



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