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UMASH Farm Safety Check

Agriculture can be a dangerous job.  Safety and health can be overwhelming with the number of hazards on the farm.  Too often we hear or read of farm incidents where a farm worker or family member was seriously injured or killed.  At UMASH, we believe these injuries are preventable. The UMASH Farm Safety Check is a quick review to identify and …

Sharps Disposal and Safety for Livestock Settings

Livestock-related sharps are considered medical waste. If not disposed of properly, sharps pose a significant risk of injury and illness to farmers, on site workers and waste handlers. This fact sheet contains tips for proper storage and disposal of sharps. OPEN PDF

Needlestick Injuries in Livestock Workers and Prevention Programs

Authors: M.L. Buswell MD, M. Hourigan, A. Nault & J. Bender PhD. Journal of Agromedicine. St. Paul, Minnesota. June 9, 2014 ABSTRACT: Veterinary medicine and agriculture have historically lacked needlestick injury (NSI) research, education, and mitigation due to the absence of zoonotic blood-borne pathogens and the “perceived” benign nature …

Needlestick Injuries in Agriculture Workers and Prevention Programs

Authors: Buswell M, Hourigan M, Nault A, Bender JB. Journal of Agromedicine. St. Paul, Minnesota. 2015 ABSTRACT: There are a variety of biologics, vaccines, antibiotics, and hormones used in animal agriculture. Depending upon the procedure or pharmaceutical used, accidental injections or product exposures can result in mild to severe injuries. Needlestick …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …