Immigrant workers make up nearly half of the dairy labor force and dairies employing immigrants produce 79% of the US milk supply. However, most workers receive no safety training.
Producers and workers struggle with language and cultural barriers and limited safety resources. This changing diversity in the workforce presents new occupational risk factors. Culturally and linguistically appropriate education in agricultural health and safety is necessary.
836 workers trained on 67 farms in MN and WI
50 farm safety consults
52 dairy workers trained to be Community Health Workers
Collaborating with MN Milk Producers to enroll 30 new farms in MN
50+ organizations in the US and beyond have requested the curriculum
Stakeholder Collaboration in Occupational Injury Research Award
National Safety Council, 2015