Safety protocols should be a critical part of your dairy business to protect yourself and your employees. According to 2019 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the agricultural sector is the most dangerous in America. Taking a few extra minutes to make sure you have the proper safety precautions in place on your dairy operation, including simple things like safety signs, can save a life.
To help you commit to farm safety, the Center has partnered with the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) to develop a series of quick farm safety videos, in both English and Spanish, that you can use to help share simple safety reminders with farm employees. View the video series below. If you know a dairy producer without Internet access who might benefit from watching the videos, email Emily Barge or call 717-346-0849 to request access.
We also we have sets of six farm safety signs available at no cost. Click here to request signs to be mailed to you.
Safety Hazards and Precautions for Horizontal Silos
Learn quick tips and precautions you should take around horizontal silos, especially during harvest.
- Horizontal Silo Safety – This article addresses safety hazards and precautions for horizontal silos, particularly bunker silos. (Penn State Extension)