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The UMASH Resource Database contains a variety of agricultural safety and health resources created by UMASH and our partner organizations. You can search for resources by keyword, category, and tags/topics.   Disponible en español.

These resources are provided for informational and educational purposes only.  The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC, NIOSH, or other funding agencies.

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Brochures and Cards
2014-2015 UMASH Highlights
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The 2014-2015 UMASH highlights flier spotlights some of the recent research and outreach activities of UMASH.

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Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands
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It’s fun to get out on a working farm to experience farm life; spend time outside and find out where your food comes from. But contact with animals is always a potential risk for getting sick. Out on the farm washing your hands is really important. Farm visitors haven’t built up an immunity to farm germs so they are more vulnerable, especially kids under 5, senior citizens, pregnant women, and anyone with an underlying medical condition. Illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella are among the illnesses you can get from being on a farm.

Handwashing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce your risk. Following six simple steps in this brochure will help remove germs that may have accumulated on your hands during a farm visit. Washing with soap and water is better than using hand sanitizer. Sanitizer does not work against all germs and won’t work if your hands are visibly dirty.

Even healthy animals have germs that can make you sick. Be sure to wash your hands after visiting an animal area and before doing anything else. Always wash your hands before eating.

UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed this brochure as a companion to a hand-washing video, along with a variety of other resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe.

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For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism

 

2016-2017 UMASH Highlights
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The 2016-2017 UMASH highlights flier spotlights some of the recent research and outreach activities of UMASH.

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NIOSH Ag Centers
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This is a printable PDF of the NIOSH U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers with their contact information and topics of interest.

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US Ag Centers Social Media Directory
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This is a printable PDF of the websites and social media links for the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers.

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Comic
Safety and Health on the Farm - It's your Right and it's the Law
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A bilingual, full-color comic book about workers’ compensation and workers’ rights for immigrant dairy workers. It tells the story of a Mexican dairy worker injured on the job and the steps he and his employer take to ensure he receives benefits and the farm improves safety.

This comic was developed by Migrant Clinicians Network as part of the Seguridad en las lecherías project.

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Safety in Words Picture Dictionary
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A bilingual, full color picture dictionary that illustrates work place hazards and best practices for health and safety in agriculture. Developed with support from the OSHA Susan Harwood Grant Program, this resource will bolster Hispanic workers’ English vocabulary and will help prevent agricultural injuries.

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Working with Farm Animals: Keeping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community Healthy
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Bilingual educational comic book about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Developed by MCN in partnership with The Ohio State University.

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Curriculum
Bilingual Curriculum for Dairy Worker Safety Training
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Seguridad en las lecherías is a health and safety intervention for immigrant workers in dairy. This award winning project uses a popular education model that includes worker training and promotores de salud (or Community Health Workers) to reduce worksite hazards and to improve worker knowledge and practices. Through extensive input from workers, health and safety professionals and researchers, this project developed an OSHA-approved five-module, bilingual health and safety training curriculum. The curriculum includes background sections on each topic and a step by step facilitators guide with visuals either in the form a power point slide presentation or a flip chart.

LESSON OVERVIEW

Lesson 1: Working Safely in Dairy | Como trabajar seguro en las lecherías
Lesson 2: Working Safely with Cattle | Trabajando con seguridad con el Ganado
Lesson 3: Staying Safe with Equipment and Machinery | Manteniendo la seguridad con el equipo y la maquinaria
Lesson 4: Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities: Safety and Health on the Farm | Derechos y responsabilidades de los trabajadores: seguridad y salud en el rancho
Lesson 5: Working Safely around Chemicals, Confined Spaces and Silos | Trabajando seguro con los químicos, espacios cerrados y los silos

You may download each module to view its content or request power point versions or flip charts by visiting www.migrantclinician.org/seguridad. For additional information about accessing the curriculum contact Amy K. Liebman at aliebman@migrantclinician.org.

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Fact Sheets
Dairy Stockmanship Fact Sheet
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Dairy Stockmanship fact sheet developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

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Información para personas que trabajan con aves infectadas con gripe aviar
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El riesgo de contraer la gripe aviar si ha tomado precauciones con las aves infectadas es muy bajo. A pesar de que el riesgo es bajo, hay algunas medidas que puede tomar para mantenerse sano.

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Women in Agriculture
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Fact sheet developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.  The fact sheet uses data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture and contains facts on the prevalence of women in agriculture in the Upper Midwest region.

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Avian Influenza Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines
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Working in affected poultry facilities involves exposures to dust, toxic gases and disinfecting chemicals, in addition to avian influenza virus. It is important to select respiratory protection for all of these exposures. This document contains general guidelines for exposures and links to additional information and resources on personal protective equipment and avian influenza.

– Respiratory Exposures

– Important Respirator Use Information

– Monitoring Bird Health

– Depopulation, Removal and Composting

– Cleaning and Disinfecting

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Needlestick Prevention for Producers and Veterinarians
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Needlestick injury research shows that over 80% of farm workers and 73% of swine veterinarians working in animal agriculture have accidentally stuck themselves. Vaccines are the most common type of product involved in needlestick injuries.

This fact sheet contains tips for employees and management for implementing a comprehensive needlestick prevention program.

This fact sheet was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

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Needlestick Prevention on the Farm
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Over 80% of farm workers vaccinating animals have accidentally stuck themselves.  Vaccines are the most common type of drug involved
in needlestick injuries.

This fact sheet contains tips for needlestick prevention for farm workers, and what to do if you get stuck.

This fact sheet was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

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Prevención de Piquetes de Agujas en la Granja
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Cerca del 80% de los trabajadores que vacunan animales en las granjas se pican accidentalmente ellos mismos. Las vacunas son los medicamentos más comunes en las lesiones causadas por piquetes de agujas.

This fact sheet was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

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Health Information for People Working with Avian Influenza Infected Flocks
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Fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health with information for avian influenza infected flocks.

The risk of getting sick with avian influenza if you have cared for infected birds is very low. Even though the risk is low, there are some things you can do to stay healthy.

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Petting Zoo Best Practices Checklist
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The best practices described in this poster are based on the Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2013.

If you are a petting zoo operator, please use this checklist as a tool to design and operate your petting zoo according to the national standards. If you are hiring a petting zoo, please use this checklist to evaluate potential vendors.

Areas covered include:

– Facility Design

– Visitor Education

– Animal Care and Management

– Staff Education

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Health Information for People Working with Avian Influenza Infected Flocks
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Fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health with information for avian influenza infected flocks.

The risk of getting sick with avian influenza if you have cared for infected birds is very low. Even though the risk is low, there are some things you can do to stay healthy.

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Common Zoonotic Diseases from Farm Animals
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E. coli O157:H7 fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– What are zoonotic diseases?

– What are some examples of germs that cause diarrheal zoonotic diseases?

– Is it common to find these types of germs on a farm?

– How do people get sick from these germs?

– What are the symptoms in people?

– How can I reduce my risk of getting sick from animals on a farm?

– How can I keep from bringing these germs into my home?

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E. coli O157:H7 on the Farm
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E. coli O157:H7 fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– What is E. coli O157:H7?

– What are the symptoms? How long does it last?

– What treatment is available for an E. coli O157:H7 infection?

– How is E. coli O157:H7 spread?

– Where is E. coli O157:H7 found on the farm?

– How can E. coli O157:H7 be prevented in livestock and the farm environment?

– How can I prevent the spread of E. coli O157:H7 and other germs from animals to humans?

– How can I prevent the spread of E. coli O157:H7 and other germs in my home?

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Rabies on the Farm
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Rabies fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– What is rabies?

– Which animals carry rabies in Minnesota?

– What should I do if one of my animals is bitten by a skunk or other wild animal?

– What should I do if someone is bitten by a wild or domestic animal?

– The special case of bats

– How can rabies be prevented?

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H3N2v (variant) Influenza and Swine Contact
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H3N2v (variant) Influenza and Swine Contact fact sheet developed by UMASH and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) at the University of Minnesota.

– What is H3N2v (variant) flu?

– How is the H3N2v flu transmitted to people?

– What precautions can I take to protect my family?

– What are the signs and symptoms of H3N2v flu in humans?

– Can I get infected with H3N2v virus from eating or preparing pork?

– Is H3N2v different from the seasonal flu that occurs every fall and winter? Will that flu vaccine protect me?

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Cryptosporidium on the Farm
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Cryptosporidium fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– What is Cryptosporidium?

– What are the symptoms?

– How is Crypto spread?

– What should I do if I have symptoms?

– Where is Crypto found on the farm?

– How can Crypto be prevented in livestock and the farm environment?

– How can I prevent the spread of Crypto and other germs from animals to humans ?

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Salmonella on the Farm
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Salmonella fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– What is Salmonella?

– What are the symptoms?

– How long does it last?

– How is Salmonella spread?

– What should I do if I have symptoms?

– Where is Salmonella found on the farm?

– How can Salmonella be prevented in livestock, poultry, and the farm environment?

– How can I prevent the spread of Salmonella and other germs from animals to humans?

– How can I prevent the spread of Salmonella in my home?

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Campylobacter on the Farm
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Campylobacter fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– What is Campylobacter?

– What are the symptoms?

– How long does it last?

– How is Campylobacter spread?

– What should I do if I have symptoms?

– Where is Campylobacter found on the farm?

– How can Campylobacter be prevented in poultry, livestock, and the farm environment?

– How can I prevent the spread of Campylobacter and other germs from animals to humans?

– How can I prevent the spread of Campylobacter in my home?

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Staying Safe at Petting Zoos and Fairs
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Petting zoos and fairs fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health.

– Are petting zoos and fairs safe?

– What are zoonotic diseases?

– What are some examples of germs that cause diarrheal zoonotic diseases?

– Is it common to find these types of germs at a petting zoo or fair?

– How do people get sick from these germs?

– What are the symptoms in people?

– How can I reduce my risk of getting sick from animals at a petting zoo or fair?

– How can I keep from bringing these germs into my home?

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UMASH Agricultural Safety and Health Resources
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A pdf list of fact sheets, videos and other agricultural health and safety resources developed by UMASH, research and pilot projects, and UMASH partner organizations.

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Tenga Paciencia Hoja de Hechos
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AL MOVER LAS VACAS, ¡TENGA PACIENCIA!

– Tenga paciencia

– Tome en cuenta el ángulo en el que se acerca

– Considere su ubicación con respecto a la de la vaca

– Reduzca la velocidad de sus movimientos

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This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

Posters
Be PALS Stockmanship Poster
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When moving cows, be PALS!

Be Patient

Consider the Angle of your approach

Think about your Location relative to the cow

Slow the Speed of your movements

This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress and thus increases milk production, promotes animal welfare, production, reproduction and health, and can improve worker safety and job satisfaction.

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11x17 Be PALS Poster
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When moving cows, be PALS!

Be Patient

Consider the Angle of your approach

Think about your Location relative to the cow

Slow the Speed of your movements

This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress and thus increases milk production, promotes animal welfare, production, reproduction and health, and can improve worker safety and job satisfaction.

This PDF is in high resolution and ready to print and hang! The PDF contains both an English and Spanish version.

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6 Steps to Handwashing
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Large 11×17 poster detailing 6 steps to handwashing.  PDF download is in high resolution and ready to print and hang!

UMASH and the Minnesota Department of Health have created a variety of agritourism resources, including fact sheets, posters, brochures, and videos.

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Mantenga la Calma y Mueva las Vacas (v2)
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MANTENGA LA CALMA Y MUEVA LAS VACAS POSTER

¡TENGA PACIENCIA! LA VACA SIEMPRE TIENE LA RAZÓN.
Las vacas se mueven de una manera consistente y predecible. Conozca que señales le está dando a ella con su movimiento.

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Mantenga la Calma y Mueva las Vacas (v1)
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MANTENGA LA CALMA Y MUEVA LAS VACAS POSTER

¡TENGA PACIENCIA! LA VACA SIEMPRE TIENE LA RAZÓN.
Las vacas se mueven de una manera consistente y predecible. Conozca que señales le está dando a ella con su movimiento.

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Al Mover Las Vacas, Tenga Paciencia
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AL MOVER LAS VACAS, ¡TENGA PACIENCIA!

– Tenga paciencia

– Tome en cuenta el ángulo en el que se acerca

– Considere su ubicación con respecto a la de la vaca

– Reduzca la velocidad de sus movimientos

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This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

Seguridad Resources
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Seguridad en las lecherías is a health and safety intervention for immigrant workers in dairy. The OSHA-approved five-module, bilingual training curriculum includes background sections on each topic and a step by step facilitators guide with visuals either in the form of a power point slide presentation or a flip chart.

This poster contains information about the curriculum, as well as other bilingual dairy worker training resources.

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Stay Healthy on the Farm
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Even healthy, well cared for animals can have germs that can make people sick. This handout was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health to provide tips for preventing illness and injury when visiting a farm.

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Don't Get Hurt! Stay Safe at Work
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This full-color poster was created by the Migrant Clinicians Network, National Farm Medicine Center, and UMASH as a product of the Seguridad en Las Lecherias: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety project. It provides tips for tractor safety and operating equipment.

Available in English and Spanish.

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Hmong Safety Equipment
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This Hmong safety educational poster was developed as part of the UMASH Pilot Project, “Developing Culturally and Linguistically-Appropriate Pesticide/Chemical Education Materials for Hmong Produce Growers”. Hmong farmers in Minnesota have little access to culturally-relevant, easy-to-understand pesticide education materials. To meet this need, this project worked with Hmong farm families to develop these educational materials.

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Hmong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
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This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) educational poster was developed as part of the UMASH Pilot Project, “Developing Culturally and Linguistically-Appropriate Pesticide/Chemical Education Materials for Hmong Produce Growers”. Hmong farmers in Minnesota have little access to culturally-relevant, easy-to-understand pesticide education materials. To meet this need, this project worked with Hmong farm families to develop these educational materials.

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UMASH Poster
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This poster provides a simple overview of the UMASH center activities. Help us share information about UMASH with others who are interested in improving the safety and health of agricultural workers and families through research, education, and prevention.

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Keep Calm and Move Cows Poster - Version 2
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One of two “Keep Calm and Move Cows” posters developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

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Keep Calm and Move Cows Poster - Version 1
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One of two “Keep Calm and Move Cows” posters developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

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11x17 Keep Calm Poster
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This 11×17 PDF is in high resolution and ready to print and hang! The PDF contains both an English and Spanish version. Developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

VIEW MORE STOCKMANSHIP RESOURCES

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Videos
Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 1
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Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production

This is part 1 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include:

– Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
– How a Cow Uses Her Senses
– Working with the Pressure Zone
– Moving Cows More Effectively
– Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Immigrant Dairy Workers - A Training Model for Health and Safety on the Farm
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Producers and workers alike highlight a successful health and safety model for immigrant workers in dairy that incorporates an OSHA-approved, train-the-trainer curriculum and utilizes Promotores de salud, or Community Health Workers on the farm.

The safety training curriculum described includes background sections on each topic, a step-by-step facilitator guide and educational handouts such as comic books to help reinforce safety messages after the training. The curriculum includes visuals appropriate for workers with limited formal education and low levels of literacy either in the form of power point slide presentations or flip charts. Available in English and Spanish.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

The curriculum was developed as part of the Seguridad en las Lecherias: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety project, a partnership between the Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Farm Medicine Center and the Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

You may download each module to view its content or request power point versions or flip charts by visiting www.migrantclinician.org/seguridad.

This video was produced by UMASH. Funding for UMASH is provided through a cooperative agreement from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U54OH010170.  The video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Agritourism: Prepare and Plan for Guests on Your Farm
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Bringing visitors to the farm can be a great way for farmers to add income, but it comes with additional responsibilities. Protecting the safety and health of farm visitors is essential to providing a great experience and protecting your assets. Learn how to plan and prepare for hosting visitors to your farm whether it’s to enjoy a corn maze, apple orchard, pumpkins patch, petting zoo or any other activity you might think of!

If you will be serving or selling food on the farm, you may need a license. Check with the Department of Health and Department of Agriculture in your state. Regulations can be confusing but are in place to keep everyone safe. Talk to your local agencies ahead of time and avoid fines or forced closures.

People from the cities are not exposed to the same germs as farm workers so they might be more likely to get ill from germs found on the farm. Infections passed from animals to humans can make people sick and sometimes cause lifelong problems. Make sure that visits to your attraction won’t make anyone sick by providing plenty of well-stocked handwashing stations.

UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a variety of resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe.

For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands
Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands Image

It’s fun to get out on a working farm to experience farm life; spend time outside and find out where your food comes from. But contact with animals is always a potential risk for getting sick. Out on the farm washing your hands is really important. Farm visitors haven’t built up an immunity to farm germs so they are more vulnerable, especially kids under 5, senior citizens, pregnant women, and anyone with an underlying medical condition. Illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella are among the illnesses you can get from being on a farm.

Handwashing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce your risk. Following six simple steps in this video will help remove germs that may have accumulated on your hands during a farm visit. Washing with soap and water is better than using hand sanitizer. Sanitizer does not work against all germs and won’t work if your hands are visibly dirty.

Even healthy animals have germs that can make you sick. Be sure to wash your hands after visiting an animal area and before doing anything else. Always wash your hands before eating.

UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a variety of resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe.

For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

We're UMASH - the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
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We’re UMASH – the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center

Working in agriculture today is complex. We recognize that there are many factors at play when it comes to health and safety, and we use this understanding to help you stay ahead of the industry’s changing hazards and risks. We’re UMASH – the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center.

We have free resources, some in both English and Spanish, on our website at umash.umn.edu. Needlestick prevention videos, dairy animal handling videos, MRSA study findings, safety curricula and zoonotic disease fact sheets are examples of free and easy educational bites that make great employee training tools. We want what you and everyone else wants – safe affordable food, safe and healthy workers, and a productive and sustainable agriculture industry.

Dairy Stockmanship Quinta Parte
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Cómo Convertir la Sala de Ordeño en un Lugar Agradable

La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros.

Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno.

Cuando las vacas entran ansiosas a la sala de ordeño pueden:

– Emitir hormonas del estrés
– Damnificar la producción de leche

Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Cuarta Parte
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Cómo Mover las Vaca con Más Eficacia

La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros.

Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. Movilizar a las vacas efectivamente requiere práctica. La ganadería vacuna utiliza estas técnicas al movilizar a los animales:

– Caminar a la par de la vaca hará que ésta vaya más despacio
– Caminar hacia la vaca en forma paralela hará que la vaca se mueva más rápido
– Uso de la técnica de zig-zag para movilizar la manada

Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Tercera Parte
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Trabajando con la Zona de Presión

La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros.

Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. Utilizando la zona de presión ayudará a movilizar a los animales de una manera segura y efectiva. Es importante:

– Utilizar la zona de presión para influenciar el comportamiento de las vacas
– Mantenerse afuera de la zona de fuga
– Ajustar su comportamiento y presión
– Dar órdenes claras

Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad.

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This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Segunda Parte
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Cómo la Vaca Utiliza sus Sentidos

La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros.

Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. El silencio y la calma son preferibles cuando se trabaja con vacas lecheras. Préstele atención al animal.

– Observe los ojos y las orejas de la vaca para deducir si le está prestando atención.
– Tome en cuenta que las experiencias positivas resultarán en una interacción más fácil en el futuro.

Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad.

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Dairy Stockmanship Primera Parte
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Cómo Tomar Ventaja del Comportamiento Natural de los Animales para Mejorar la Producción de Leche

Primera Parte

La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. La ganadería bovina resulta en:

– Reducción de estrés
– Incremento en la producción de leche
– Mejor salud de la manada
– Mejor reproducción
– Menos lastimaduras para los animales y los granjeros
– Menos frustración para los animales y los granjeros

Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad.

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This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas – El uso apropiado en lecherías
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Poco más del 80% de los trabajadores en ranchos y granjas se pican accidentalmente con agujas. Esto incluye a los granjeros y a los trabajadores en las lecherías. En este video, el Centro de Seguridad y Salud Agrícola en el Alto Centro (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health) le habla acerca de:

• las lesiones más comunes asociadas con piquetes de agujas
• las instrucciones para su uso correcto
• los productos químicos o biológicos de mayor preocupación
• cómo tirar las agujas apropiadamente en recipientes aprobados para productos filosos
• los pasos que hay que seguir cuando se lesiona al inyectar las vacas lecheras

Este video es un recurso educativo dirigido a los granjeros, rancheros, trabajadores en ranchos y granjas, veterinarios, entrenadores de recursos humanos y todos aquellos involucrados con la educación y el entrenamiento sobre salud y seguridad de los trabajadores.

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Preventing Needlestick Injuries - Proper Use on Dairy Farms
Preventing Needlestick Injuries - Proper Use on Dairy Farms Image

Over 80% of farm workers have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle. This includes farmers and employees who work on dairy farms. In this video, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center discusses:
• most common injuries associated with needlesticks
• guidelines for correct use
• products or biologics of most concern
• proper disposal in approved sharps containers
• steps to take if injured while injecting your dairy cows.

This video is an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas – En granjas porcinas
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Las lesiones causadas por piquetes de agujas pueden ocasionarle daños severos a usted, sus trabajadores y a toda su producción porcina. En este video, el Centro de Seguridad y Salud Agrícola en el Alto Centro (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health) le habla acerca de:

• las lesiones más comunes causadas por piquetes de agujas
• las instrucciones para el uso apropiado
• los productos químicos o biológicos de mayor preocupación
• cómo tirar las agujas apropiadamente en recipientes aprobados para productos filosos
• los pasos que hay que tomar si se lesiona mientras trabaja con los animales

Este video es un recurso educativo dirigido a granjeros, trabajadores en granjas, veterinarios, entrenadores de recursos humanos y todos aquellos involucrados con la educación y el entrenamiento sobre salud y seguridad de los trabajadores.

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Preventing Needlestick Injuries - Proper Use on Swine and Hog Farms
Preventing Needlestick Injuries - Proper Use on Swine and Hog Farms Image

Needlestick injuries can cause serious harm to you, your workers and your overall swine operation. In this video, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center discusses:
• most common injuries associated with needlesticks
• guidelines for proper use
• products or biologics of most concern
• proper disposal in approved sharps containers
• steps to take if injured while working with the animals

This video is an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 5
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Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

This is part 5 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include:

– Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
– How a Cow Uses Her Senses
– Working with the Pressure Zone
– Moving Cows More Effectively
– Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 4
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Moving Cows More Effectively

This is part 4 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include:

– Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
– How a Cow Uses Her Senses
– Working with the Pressure Zone
– Moving Cows More Effectively
– Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 3
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Working with the Pressure Zone

This is part 3 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include:

– Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
– How a Cow Uses Her Senses
– Working with the Pressure Zone
– Moving Cows More Effectively
– Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 2
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How a Cow Uses Her Senses

This is part 2 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm.

These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include:

– Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production
– How a Cow Uses Her Senses
– Working with the Pressure Zone
– Moving Cows More Effectively
– Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place

The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education.

Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file).

This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.

US Ag Centers YouTube Channel
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The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers have created a joint YouTube Channel to share agricultural safety and health video resources.

Topics include: respiratory protection, livestock safety, tractor and machinery, child development, emergency response, grain safety, pesticide safety, heat illness prevention, ladder safety and hearing protection.

This 2-sided bilingual flyer was developed to help promote the US Ag Centers YouTube Channel. (in English and Spanish)

OPEN PDF

Webinar
AgriSafe Webinar: Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings
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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.

UMASH Center Co-Director, Dr. Jeff Bender, presented a needlestick prevention webinar on March 30, 2016. The webinar was hosted by the AgriSafe Network. The title of the webinar was “Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings”. In the webinar, 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.

Objectives of the webinar:

– Be aware of the type of products that livestock producers and veterinarians are exposed to
– Recognize the epidemiologic features associated with needlestick related injuries
– Use and apply preventive practices to reduce needlestick related injuries

This webinar is FREE – you will just be asked to register before viewing.

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AgriSafe Webinar: Agritourism, The Next Frontier in Agriculture
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Agritourism can be a great way to add supplemental income to your farm but it does come with an additional set of responsibilities. If you are currently running an agritourism operation or are thinking about making this an addition to your farm, you should become familiar with the Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings. Following the guidelines outlined in the Compendium will help you make your farm as safe as possible for visitors and protect your assets.

Minnesota Department of Health Epidemiologist and UMASH Researcher, Carrie Klumb, presented an agritourism webinar on April 18, 2016. The webinar was hosted by the AgriSafe Network. The title of the webinar was “Agritourism: The Next Frontier in Agriculture”. In the webinar, Carrie discussed zoonotic diseases and best practices to reduce injury and illness to farm visitors.

Objectives of the webinar:

– Understand what zoonotic diseases are, how they are transmitted, and why they are a potential problem for your farm
– Be aware of the national best practices outlined in the Compendium and available resources to help you follow these guidelines
– Apply these best practices to your farm in order to reduce the risk of illness or injury to visitors
– Understand that the risk will never be zero

This webinar is FREE – you will just be asked to register before viewing.

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Brochures and Cards
2014-2015 UMASH Highlights Image
2014-2015 UMASH Highlights
The 2014-2015 UMASH highlights flier spotlights some of the recent research and outreach activities of UMASH. OPEN PDF
Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands Image
Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands
It’s fun to get out on a working farm to experience farm life; spend time outside and find out where your food comes from. But contact with animals is always a potential risk for getting sick. Out on the farm washing your hands is really important. Farm visitors haven’t built up an immunity to farm germs so they are more vulnerable, especially kids under 5, senior citizens, pregnant women, and anyone with an underlying medical condition. Illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella are among the illnesses you can get from being on a farm. Handwashing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce your risk. Following six simple steps in this brochure will help remove germs that may have accumulated on your hands during a farm visit. Washing with soap and water is better than using hand sanitizer. Sanitizer does not work against all germs and won’t work if your hands are visibly dirty. Even healthy animals have germs that can make you sick. Be sure to wash your hands after visiting an animal area and before doing anything else. Always wash your hands before eating. UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed this brochure as a companion to a hand-washing video, along with a variety of other resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe. OPEN PDF For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism  
2016-2017 UMASH Highlights Image
2016-2017 UMASH Highlights
The 2016-2017 UMASH highlights flier spotlights some of the recent research and outreach activities of UMASH. OPEN PDF
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NIOSH Ag Centers
This is a printable PDF of the NIOSH U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers with their contact information and topics of interest. OPEN PDF
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US Ag Centers Social Media Directory
This is a printable PDF of the websites and social media links for the U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers. OPEN PDF
Comic
Safety and Health on the Farm - It
Safety and Health on the Farm - It's your Right and it's the Law
A bilingual, full-color comic book about workers’ compensation and workers’ rights for immigrant dairy workers. It tells the story of a Mexican dairy worker injured on the job and the steps he and his employer take to ensure he receives benefits and the farm improves safety. This comic was developed by Migrant Clinicians Network as part of the Seguridad en las lecherías project. OPEN PDF
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Safety in Words Picture Dictionary
A bilingual, full color picture dictionary that illustrates work place hazards and best practices for health and safety in agriculture. Developed with support from the OSHA Susan Harwood Grant Program, this resource will bolster Hispanic workers’ English vocabulary and will help prevent agricultural injuries. OPEN PDF
Working with Farm Animals: Keeping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community Healthy Image
Working with Farm Animals: Keeping Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community Healthy
Bilingual educational comic book about ways to prevent zoonotic diseases. Developed by MCN in partnership with The Ohio State University. DOWNLOAD FROM MCN
Curriculum
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Bilingual Curriculum for Dairy Worker Safety Training
Seguridad en las lecherías is a health and safety intervention for immigrant workers in dairy. This award winning project uses a popular education model that includes worker training and promotores de salud (or Community Health Workers) to reduce worksite hazards and to improve worker knowledge and practices. Through extensive input from workers, health and safety professionals and researchers, this project developed an OSHA-approved five-module, bilingual health and safety training curriculum. The curriculum includes background sections on each topic and a step by step facilitators guide with visuals either in the form a power point slide presentation or a flip chart. LESSON OVERVIEW Lesson 1: Working Safely in Dairy | Como trabajar seguro en las lecherías Lesson 2: Working Safely with Cattle | Trabajando con seguridad con el Ganado Lesson 3: Staying Safe with Equipment and Machinery | Manteniendo la seguridad con el equipo y la maquinaria Lesson 4: Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities: Safety and Health on the Farm | Derechos y responsabilidades de los trabajadores: seguridad y salud en el rancho Lesson 5: Working Safely around Chemicals, Confined Spaces and Silos | Trabajando seguro con los químicos, espacios cerrados y los silos You may download each module to view its content or request power point versions or flip charts by visiting www.migrantclinician.org/seguridad. For additional information about accessing the curriculum contact Amy K. Liebman at aliebman@migrantclinician.org. VIEW CURRICULUM
Fact Sheets
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Dairy Stockmanship Fact Sheet
Dairy Stockmanship fact sheet developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. OPEN PDF
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Información para personas que trabajan con aves infectadas con gripe aviar
El riesgo de contraer la gripe aviar si ha tomado precauciones con las aves infectadas es muy bajo. A pesar de que el riesgo es bajo, hay algunas medidas que puede tomar para mantenerse sano. OPEN PDF
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Women in Agriculture
Fact sheet developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.  The fact sheet uses data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture and contains facts on the prevalence of women in agriculture in the Upper Midwest region. OPEN PDF
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Avian Influenza Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guidelines
Working in affected poultry facilities involves exposures to dust, toxic gases and disinfecting chemicals, in addition to avian influenza virus. It is important to select respiratory protection for all of these exposures. This document contains general guidelines for exposures and links to additional information and resources on personal protective equipment and avian influenza. – Respiratory Exposures – Important Respirator Use Information – Monitoring Bird Health – Depopulation, Removal and Composting – Cleaning and Disinfecting OPEN PDF
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Needlestick Prevention for Producers and Veterinarians
Needlestick injury research shows that over 80% of farm workers and 73% of swine veterinarians working in animal agriculture have accidentally stuck themselves. Vaccines are the most common type of product involved in needlestick injuries. This fact sheet contains tips for employees and management for implementing a comprehensive needlestick prevention program. This fact sheet was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. OPEN PDF
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Needlestick Prevention on the Farm
Over 80% of farm workers vaccinating animals have accidentally stuck themselves.  Vaccines are the most common type of drug involved in needlestick injuries. This fact sheet contains tips for needlestick prevention for farm workers, and what to do if you get stuck. This fact sheet was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. OPEN PDF
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Prevención de Piquetes de Agujas en la Granja
Cerca del 80% de los trabajadores que vacunan animales en las granjas se pican accidentalmente ellos mismos. Las vacunas son los medicamentos más comunes en las lesiones causadas por piquetes de agujas. This fact sheet was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. OPEN PDF
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Health Information for People Working with Avian Influenza Infected Flocks
Fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health with information for avian influenza infected flocks. The risk of getting sick with avian influenza if you have cared for infected birds is very low. Even though the risk is low, there are some things you can do to stay healthy. OPEN PDF
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Petting Zoo Best Practices Checklist
The best practices described in this poster are based on the Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings, 2013. If you are a petting zoo operator, please use this checklist as a tool to design and operate your petting zoo according to the national standards. If you are hiring a petting zoo, please use this checklist to evaluate potential vendors. Areas covered include: – Facility Design – Visitor Education – Animal Care and Management – Staff Education OPEN PDF
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Health Information for People Working with Avian Influenza Infected Flocks
Fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health with information for avian influenza infected flocks. The risk of getting sick with avian influenza if you have cared for infected birds is very low. Even though the risk is low, there are some things you can do to stay healthy. OPEN PDF
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Common Zoonotic Diseases from Farm Animals
E. coli O157:H7 fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What are zoonotic diseases? – What are some examples of germs that cause diarrheal zoonotic diseases? – Is it common to find these types of germs on a farm? – How do people get sick from these germs? – What are the symptoms in people? – How can I reduce my risk of getting sick from animals on a farm? – How can I keep from bringing these germs into my home? OPEN PDF
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E. coli O157:H7 on the Farm
E. coli O157:H7 fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What is E. coli O157:H7? – What are the symptoms? How long does it last? – What treatment is available for an E. coli O157:H7 infection? – How is E. coli O157:H7 spread? – Where is E. coli O157:H7 found on the farm? – How can E. coli O157:H7 be prevented in livestock and the farm environment? – How can I prevent the spread of E. coli O157:H7 and other germs from animals to humans? – How can I prevent the spread of E. coli O157:H7 and other germs in my home? OPEN PDF
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Rabies on the Farm
Rabies fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What is rabies? – Which animals carry rabies in Minnesota? – What should I do if one of my animals is bitten by a skunk or other wild animal? – What should I do if someone is bitten by a wild or domestic animal? – The special case of bats – How can rabies be prevented? OPEN PDF
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H3N2v (variant) Influenza and Swine Contact
H3N2v (variant) Influenza and Swine Contact fact sheet developed by UMASH and the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS) at the University of Minnesota. – What is H3N2v (variant) flu? – How is the H3N2v flu transmitted to people? – What precautions can I take to protect my family? – What are the signs and symptoms of H3N2v flu in humans? – Can I get infected with H3N2v virus from eating or preparing pork? – Is H3N2v different from the seasonal flu that occurs every fall and winter? Will that flu vaccine protect me? OPEN PDF
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Cryptosporidium on the Farm
Cryptosporidium fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What is Cryptosporidium? – What are the symptoms? – How is Crypto spread? – What should I do if I have symptoms? – Where is Crypto found on the farm? – How can Crypto be prevented in livestock and the farm environment? – How can I prevent the spread of Crypto and other germs from animals to humans ? OPEN PDF
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Salmonella on the Farm
Salmonella fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What is Salmonella? – What are the symptoms? – How long does it last? – How is Salmonella spread? – What should I do if I have symptoms? – Where is Salmonella found on the farm? – How can Salmonella be prevented in livestock, poultry, and the farm environment? – How can I prevent the spread of Salmonella and other germs from animals to humans? – How can I prevent the spread of Salmonella in my home? OPEN PDF
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Campylobacter on the Farm
Campylobacter fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – What is Campylobacter? – What are the symptoms? – How long does it last? – How is Campylobacter spread? – What should I do if I have symptoms? – Where is Campylobacter found on the farm? – How can Campylobacter be prevented in poultry, livestock, and the farm environment? – How can I prevent the spread of Campylobacter and other germs from animals to humans? – How can I prevent the spread of Campylobacter in my home? OPEN PDF
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Staying Safe at Petting Zoos and Fairs
Petting zoos and fairs fact sheet developed by the Minnesota Department of Health. – Are petting zoos and fairs safe? – What are zoonotic diseases? – What are some examples of germs that cause diarrheal zoonotic diseases? – Is it common to find these types of germs at a petting zoo or fair? – How do people get sick from these germs? – What are the symptoms in people? – How can I reduce my risk of getting sick from animals at a petting zoo or fair? – How can I keep from bringing these germs into my home? OPEN PDF
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UMASH Agricultural Safety and Health Resources
A pdf list of fact sheets, videos and other agricultural health and safety resources developed by UMASH, research and pilot projects, and UMASH partner organizations. OPEN PDF
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Tenga Paciencia Hoja de Hechos
AL MOVER LAS VACAS, ¡TENGA PACIENCIA! – Tenga paciencia – Tome en cuenta el ángulo en el que se acerca – Considere su ubicación con respecto a la de la vaca – Reduzca la velocidad de sus movimientos OPEN PDF This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.
Posters
Be PALS Stockmanship Poster Image
Be PALS Stockmanship Poster
When moving cows, be PALS! Be Patient Consider the Angle of your approach Think about your Location relative to the cow Slow the Speed of your movements This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress and thus increases milk production, promotes animal welfare, production, reproduction and health, and can improve worker safety and job satisfaction. OPEN PDF
11x17 Be PALS Poster Image
11x17 Be PALS Poster
When moving cows, be PALS! Be Patient Consider the Angle of your approach Think about your Location relative to the cow Slow the Speed of your movements This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress and thus increases milk production, promotes animal welfare, production, reproduction and health, and can improve worker safety and job satisfaction. This PDF is in high resolution and ready to print and hang! The PDF contains both an English and Spanish version. VIEW MORE STOCKMANSHIP RESOURCES OPEN PDF
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6 Steps to Handwashing
Large 11×17 poster detailing 6 steps to handwashing.  PDF download is in high resolution and ready to print and hang! UMASH and the Minnesota Department of Health have created a variety of agritourism resources, including fact sheets, posters, brochures, and videos. VIEW AGRITOURISM RESOURCES OPEN PDF
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Mantenga la Calma y Mueva las Vacas (v2)
MANTENGA LA CALMA Y MUEVA LAS VACAS POSTER ¡TENGA PACIENCIA! LA VACA SIEMPRE TIENE LA RAZÓN. Las vacas se mueven de una manera consistente y predecible. Conozca que señales le está dando a ella con su movimiento. OPEN PDF
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Mantenga la Calma y Mueva las Vacas (v1)
MANTENGA LA CALMA Y MUEVA LAS VACAS POSTER ¡TENGA PACIENCIA! LA VACA SIEMPRE TIENE LA RAZÓN. Las vacas se mueven de una manera consistente y predecible. Conozca que señales le está dando a ella con su movimiento. OPEN PDF
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Al Mover Las Vacas, Tenga Paciencia
AL MOVER LAS VACAS, ¡TENGA PACIENCIA! – Tenga paciencia – Tome en cuenta el ángulo en el que se acerca – Considere su ubicación con respecto a la de la vaca – Reduzca la velocidad de sus movimientos OPEN PDF This poster was developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project.
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Seguridad Resources
Seguridad en las lecherías is a health and safety intervention for immigrant workers in dairy. The OSHA-approved five-module, bilingual training curriculum includes background sections on each topic and a step by step facilitators guide with visuals either in the form of a power point slide presentation or a flip chart. This poster contains information about the curriculum, as well as other bilingual dairy worker training resources. OPEN PDF
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Stay Healthy on the Farm
Even healthy, well cared for animals can have germs that can make people sick. This handout was developed by the Minnesota Department of Health to provide tips for preventing illness and injury when visiting a farm. OPEN PDF
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Don't Get Hurt! Stay Safe at Work
This full-color poster was created by the Migrant Clinicians Network, National Farm Medicine Center, and UMASH as a product of the Seguridad en Las Lecherias: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety project. It provides tips for tractor safety and operating equipment. Available in English and Spanish. OPEN PDF
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Hmong Safety Equipment
This Hmong safety educational poster was developed as part of the UMASH Pilot Project, “Developing Culturally and Linguistically-Appropriate Pesticide/Chemical Education Materials for Hmong Produce Growers”. Hmong farmers in Minnesota have little access to culturally-relevant, easy-to-understand pesticide education materials. To meet this need, this project worked with Hmong farm families to develop these educational materials. OPEN PDF
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Hmong Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) educational poster was developed as part of the UMASH Pilot Project, “Developing Culturally and Linguistically-Appropriate Pesticide/Chemical Education Materials for Hmong Produce Growers”. Hmong farmers in Minnesota have little access to culturally-relevant, easy-to-understand pesticide education materials. To meet this need, this project worked with Hmong farm families to develop these educational materials. OPEN PDF
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UMASH Poster
This poster provides a simple overview of the UMASH center activities. Help us share information about UMASH with others who are interested in improving the safety and health of agricultural workers and families through research, education, and prevention. OPEN PDF
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Keep Calm and Move Cows Poster - Version 2
One of two “Keep Calm and Move Cows” posters developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. OPEN PDF
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Keep Calm and Move Cows Poster - Version 1
One of two “Keep Calm and Move Cows” posters developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. OPEN PDF
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11x17 Keep Calm Poster
This 11×17 PDF is in high resolution and ready to print and hang! The PDF contains both an English and Spanish version. Developed by UMASH as part of the Multidisciplinary Network to Address Agriculture Worker Health and Safety Issues project. Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is important for both animal and worker safety. It reduces reduces stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. VIEW MORE STOCKMANSHIP RESOURCES OPEN PDF
Videos
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Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 1
Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production This is part 1 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include: – Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production – How a Cow Uses Her Senses – Working with the Pressure Zone – Moving Cows More Effectively – Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Immigrant Dairy Workers - A Training Model for Health and Safety on the Farm
Producers and workers alike highlight a successful health and safety model for immigrant workers in dairy that incorporates an OSHA-approved, train-the-trainer curriculum and utilizes Promotores de salud, or Community Health Workers on the farm. The safety training curriculum described includes background sections on each topic, a step-by-step facilitator guide and educational handouts such as comic books to help reinforce safety messages after the training. The curriculum includes visuals appropriate for workers with limited formal education and low levels of literacy either in the form of power point slide presentations or flip charts. Available in English and Spanish. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). The curriculum was developed as part of the Seguridad en las Lecherias: Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety project, a partnership between the Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Farm Medicine Center and the Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center (UMASH). You may download each module to view its content or request power point versions or flip charts by visiting www.migrantclinician.org/seguridad. This video was produced by UMASH. Funding for UMASH is provided through a cooperative agreement from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), U54OH010170.  The video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Agritourism: Prepare and Plan for Guests on Your Farm
Bringing visitors to the farm can be a great way for farmers to add income, but it comes with additional responsibilities. Protecting the safety and health of farm visitors is essential to providing a great experience and protecting your assets. Learn how to plan and prepare for hosting visitors to your farm whether it’s to enjoy a corn maze, apple orchard, pumpkins patch, petting zoo or any other activity you might think of! If you will be serving or selling food on the farm, you may need a license. Check with the Department of Health and Department of Agriculture in your state. Regulations can be confusing but are in place to keep everyone safe. Talk to your local agencies ahead of time and avoid fines or forced closures. People from the cities are not exposed to the same germs as farm workers so they might be more likely to get ill from germs found on the farm. Infections passed from animals to humans can make people sick and sometimes cause lifelong problems. Make sure that visits to your attraction won’t make anyone sick by providing plenty of well-stocked handwashing stations. UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a variety of resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe. For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Farms, Fairs, and Fun – Be sure to wash your hands
It’s fun to get out on a working farm to experience farm life; spend time outside and find out where your food comes from. But contact with animals is always a potential risk for getting sick. Out on the farm washing your hands is really important. Farm visitors haven’t built up an immunity to farm germs so they are more vulnerable, especially kids under 5, senior citizens, pregnant women, and anyone with an underlying medical condition. Illnesses like E. coli and Salmonella are among the illnesses you can get from being on a farm. Handwashing with soap and water is a simple way to reduce your risk. Following six simple steps in this video will help remove germs that may have accumulated on your hands during a farm visit. Washing with soap and water is better than using hand sanitizer. Sanitizer does not work against all germs and won’t work if your hands are visibly dirty. Even healthy animals have germs that can make you sick. Be sure to wash your hands after visiting an animal area and before doing anything else. Always wash your hands before eating. UMASH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, has developed a variety of resources to help farmers and agritourism operators keep their visitors safe. For more information and resources on agritourism visit: umash.umn.edu/agritourism Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
We
We're UMASH - the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
We’re UMASH – the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center Working in agriculture today is complex. We recognize that there are many factors at play when it comes to health and safety, and we use this understanding to help you stay ahead of the industry’s changing hazards and risks. We’re UMASH – the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center. We have free resources, some in both English and Spanish, on our website at umash.umn.edu. Needlestick prevention videos, dairy animal handling videos, MRSA study findings, safety curricula and zoonotic disease fact sheets are examples of free and easy educational bites that make great employee training tools. We want what you and everyone else wants – safe affordable food, safe and healthy workers, and a productive and sustainable agriculture industry.
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Dairy Stockmanship Quinta Parte
Cómo Convertir la Sala de Ordeño en un Lugar Agradable La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros. Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. Cuando las vacas entran ansiosas a la sala de ordeño pueden: – Emitir hormonas del estrés – Damnificar la producción de leche Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Cuarta Parte
Cómo Mover las Vaca con Más Eficacia La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros. Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. Movilizar a las vacas efectivamente requiere práctica. La ganadería vacuna utiliza estas técnicas al movilizar a los animales: – Caminar a la par de la vaca hará que ésta vaya más despacio – Caminar hacia la vaca en forma paralela hará que la vaca se mueva más rápido – Uso de la técnica de zig-zag para movilizar la manada Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Tercera Parte
Trabajando con la Zona de Presión La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros. Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. Utilizando la zona de presión ayudará a movilizar a los animales de una manera segura y efectiva. Es importante: – Utilizar la zona de presión para influenciar el comportamiento de las vacas – Mantenerse afuera de la zona de fuga – Ajustar su comportamiento y presión – Dar órdenes claras Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Segunda Parte
Cómo la Vaca Utiliza sus Sentidos La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Ésta es beneficial tanto para las vacas como para los granjeros resultando en menos estrés, mejor producción de leche y menos lastimaduras en los animales y en los granjeros. Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. El silencio y la calma son preferibles cuando se trabaja con vacas lecheras. Préstele atención al animal. – Observe los ojos y las orejas de la vaca para deducir si le está prestando atención. – Tome en cuenta que las experiencias positivas resultarán en una interacción más fácil en el futuro. Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Primera Parte
Cómo Tomar Ventaja del Comportamiento Natural de los Animales para Mejorar la Producción de Leche Primera Parte La ganadería bovina es una práctica que promueve el manejo efectivo de los animales. Este video es uno de los cinco videos creados para demostrar los principios de ganadería al trabajar con ganado vacuno. La ganadería bovina resulta en: – Reducción de estrés – Incremento en la producción de leche – Mejor salud de la manada – Mejor reproducción – Menos lastimaduras para los animales y los granjeros – Menos frustración para los animales y los granjeros Los videos son un recurso educativo destinado a los ganaderos, rancheros, empleados de la finca, veterinarios, personal de relaciones humanas encargados del entrenamiento de empleados y a los encargados del entrenamiento de los empleados en las áreas de salud y seguridad. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas – El uso apropiado en lecherías
Poco más del 80% de los trabajadores en ranchos y granjas se pican accidentalmente con agujas. Esto incluye a los granjeros y a los trabajadores en las lecherías. En este video, el Centro de Seguridad y Salud Agrícola en el Alto Centro (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health) le habla acerca de: • las lesiones más comunes asociadas con piquetes de agujas • las instrucciones para su uso correcto • los productos químicos o biológicos de mayor preocupación • cómo tirar las agujas apropiadamente en recipientes aprobados para productos filosos • los pasos que hay que seguir cuando se lesiona al inyectar las vacas lecheras Este video es un recurso educativo dirigido a los granjeros, rancheros, trabajadores en ranchos y granjas, veterinarios, entrenadores de recursos humanos y todos aquellos involucrados con la educación y el entrenamiento sobre salud y seguridad de los trabajadores. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Preventing Needlestick Injuries - Proper Use on Dairy Farms
Over 80% of farm workers have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle. This includes farmers and employees who work on dairy farms. In this video, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center discusses: • most common injuries associated with needlesticks • guidelines for correct use • products or biologics of most concern • proper disposal in approved sharps containers • steps to take if injured while injecting your dairy cows. This video is an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Previniendo lesiones por piquetes de agujas – En granjas porcinas
Las lesiones causadas por piquetes de agujas pueden ocasionarle daños severos a usted, sus trabajadores y a toda su producción porcina. En este video, el Centro de Seguridad y Salud Agrícola en el Alto Centro (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health) le habla acerca de: • las lesiones más comunes causadas por piquetes de agujas • las instrucciones para el uso apropiado • los productos químicos o biológicos de mayor preocupación • cómo tirar las agujas apropiadamente en recipientes aprobados para productos filosos • los pasos que hay que tomar si se lesiona mientras trabaja con los animales Este video es un recurso educativo dirigido a granjeros, trabajadores en granjas, veterinarios, entrenadores de recursos humanos y todos aquellos involucrados con la educación y el entrenamiento sobre salud y seguridad de los trabajadores. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Preventing Needlestick Injuries - Proper Use on Swine and Hog Farms
Needlestick injuries can cause serious harm to you, your workers and your overall swine operation. In this video, the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center discusses: • most common injuries associated with needlesticks • guidelines for proper use • products or biologics of most concern • proper disposal in approved sharps containers • steps to take if injured while working with the animals This video is an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 5
Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place This is part 5 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include: – Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production – How a Cow Uses Her Senses – Working with the Pressure Zone – Moving Cows More Effectively – Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 4
Moving Cows More Effectively This is part 4 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include: – Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production – How a Cow Uses Her Senses – Working with the Pressure Zone – Moving Cows More Effectively – Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 3
Working with the Pressure Zone This is part 3 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include: – Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production – How a Cow Uses Her Senses – Working with the Pressure Zone – Moving Cows More Effectively – Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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Dairy Stockmanship Video Part 2
How a Cow Uses Her Senses This is part 2 of a 5-part video series on Dairy Stockmanship created by the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH). Dairy Stockmanship is a practice which promotes positive animal handling. Stockmanship is beneficial for both the dairy cows and the handler by decreasing stress, increasing milk production and reducing potential injuries on the farm. These five videos demonstrate stockmanship principles when working with dairy cattle. They include: – Using Predictable Animal Behavior to Increase Milk Production – How a Cow Uses Her Senses – Working with the Pressure Zone – Moving Cows More Effectively – Making the Milking Parlor a Happy Place The videos are an educational resource intended for farmers, ranchers, farm employees, veterinarians, human resources training staff and those involved with worker health and safety training/education. Watch the embedded video below, or download mp4 (right click and save file). This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.
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US Ag Centers YouTube Channel
The U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers have created a joint YouTube Channel to share agricultural safety and health video resources. Topics include: respiratory protection, livestock safety, tractor and machinery, child development, emergency response, grain safety, pesticide safety, heat illness prevention, ladder safety and hearing protection. This 2-sided bilingual flyer was developed to help promote the US Ag Centers YouTube Channel. (in English and Spanish) OPEN PDF
Webinar
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AgriSafe Webinar: Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings
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. UMASH Center Co-Director, Dr. Jeff Bender, presented a needlestick prevention webinar on March 30, 2016. The webinar was hosted by the AgriSafe Network. The title of the webinar was “Don’t Get Stuck! Preventing Needlestick Injuries in Agricultural Settings”. In the webinar, 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. Objectives of the webinar: – Be aware of the type of products that livestock producers and veterinarians are exposed to – Recognize the epidemiologic features associated with needlestick related injuries – Use and apply preventive practices to reduce needlestick related injuries This webinar is FREE – you will just be asked to register before viewing. VIEW WEBINAR
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AgriSafe Webinar: Agritourism, The Next Frontier in Agriculture
Agritourism can be a great way to add supplemental income to your farm but it does come with an additional set of responsibilities. If you are currently running an agritourism operation or are thinking about making this an addition to your farm, you should become familiar with the Compendium of Measures to Prevent Disease Associated with Animals in Public Settings. Following the guidelines outlined in the Compendium will help you make your farm as safe as possible for visitors and protect your assets. Minnesota Department of Health Epidemiologist and UMASH Researcher, Carrie Klumb, presented an agritourism webinar on April 18, 2016. The webinar was hosted by the AgriSafe Network. The title of the webinar was “Agritourism: The Next Frontier in Agriculture”. In the webinar, Carrie discussed zoonotic diseases and best practices to reduce injury and illness to farm visitors. Objectives of the webinar: – Understand what zoonotic diseases are, how they are transmitted, and why they are a potential problem for your farm – Be aware of the national best practices outlined in the Compendium and available resources to help you follow these guidelines – Apply these best practices to your farm in order to reduce the risk of illness or injury to visitors – Understand that the risk will never be zero This webinar is FREE – you will just be asked to register before viewing. VIEW WEBINAR

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