Examples of safety hazards that can harm dairy farm workers include:

  • Animal contact
  • Augers, pumps, PTO shafts, and other equipment with dangerous moving mechanical parts
  • Confined spaces (e.g., grain storage bins, tanks)
  • Hazardous chemicals used for cleaning or sanitizing facilities and animals
  • Manure pits (e.g., low oxygen, toxic gases, drowning)
  • Electrocution (e.g., contact with energized power lines)
  • Uneven or unstable ground that can cause farm vehicle roll-overs
  • Lifting, awkward postures, repetitive motion, and other physical stressors
  • Equipment noise


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