Employee Safety

SwineCast 1095, At The Meeting - Protecting The Food System: COVID-19 Prevention Steps For Farm Staff

SwineCast 1095 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison talks about what farm staff need to do reduce their exposure to the Coronavirus to keep the food system operational.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzel (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica) are joined by Dr. Jeff Bender (School of Public Health, University of Minnesota). The group reviews the basics of the Coronavirus & COVID-19 science, steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease on farm, and what it means to keep the virus from hurting people and affecting the food system.

Avoiding Disasters: Caring, Training, and Culture

Three Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental DisasterThree Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental Disaster Karen Hoare, National Pork Board, talks about developing an approach to employee safety through caring, training, and culture. Ms.  Hoare shares information on the National Pork Board's tools (Safe Pig Handling and Employee Safety Toolkit) to help create a safe environment for both people and animals [video].

Karen Hoare - Three Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental Disaster


Three Essential Steps to Avoiding A Health, Safety, & Environmental Disaster - Karen Hoare, National Pork Board, from the 2016 World Pork Expo, June 8 - 10, 2016, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Stay Safe, Understand Pit Foam Issues

Pit Foam and Producer SafetyPit Foam and Producer Safety Leon Sheets, Iowa Pork Producers, shares what needs to be done to make sure safety is first for pit foam activity. Mr. Sheets emphasis training staff, understanding the process of how pit foam accidents happen, and what needs to be done to improve safety [video].

Dr. Renée Anthony - Hazards and Prevention of Airborne Exposures and Risks


Hazards and Prevention of Airborne Exposures and Risks - Dr. Renée Anthony, Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, from the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, Des Moines, IA, USA.

Dr. Dan Andersen - Manure Gasses: Hydrogen Sulfide and Your Safety


Manure Gasses: Hydrogen Sulfide and Your Safety - Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University, from the 2016 Iowa Pork Congress, January 27-28, Des Moines, IA, USA.

SwineCast 0563, Worker Safety Presentation Highlights Resources and Responsibilities

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mp3SwineCast 0563 Show Notes:

Beware of the Latino that says: "Yes, yes, I understand..."

That Latino employee that nods his head up and down and says: “Yes, yes, I understand…” may not really understand what is being said and that can be a real problem for your operation. 

So what’s the big deal, you might ask? 

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