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.
Needlestick injuries are usually minor, however depending on the product, they can be serious causing:
- Skin infections
- Allergic reactions
- Deep tissue wounds that require surgery
- Miscarriages due to hormone products
- Serious cardiovascular events
UMASH on YouTube
The UMASH YouTube channel features ag safety training videos in English and Spanish.
As of February 2017, the needlestick prevention videos for dairy and swine workers have over 3,900 views.