UMASH Center Co-Director, Dr. Jeff Bender, presented “Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings” as a noontime webinar hosted by the AgriSafe Network on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
Needlestick injuries in agriculture are common although not as recognized as those in human clinical settings. Farmers, ranchers, veterinarians and on site workers are susceptible to needlesticks on the job. These injuries can be serious and may require medical attention. Dr. Bender addressed the type of products that livestock producers and veterinarians are exposed to as well as preventive practices to reduce needlestick related injuries.
Jeff Bender, DVM, MS DACVPM
Dr. Bender is a professor in both Veterinary Public Health and the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. He is also a Hospital Epidemiologist with the Veterinary Medical Center at the U of MN and the Co-Director of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.