Employee Safety

SwineCast 1104, At The Meeting - Practical Advice To Combat COVID-19 Stress

SwineCast 1104 Show Notes:
  • 'At The Meeting' Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison learns from psychologist Ted Matthews with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, about practical advice for those under stress from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Dr. Montserrat Torremorell (College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota), Dr. Gordon Spronk (Pipestone Veterinary Services), and Dr. Tom Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant), discuss with Matthews the topic of farmers' mental health during this crisis.
  • "Focusing on what you can do, and doing it, is better than focusing on what you cannot do", Matthews says. He also says, "By making things a little better, your life will be better."
  • Matthews is the latest guest on the seventh in a series of Leaders Leading recordings produced by the 'At The Meeting' team. Future editions will highlight insights and perspectives from leaders within the swine industry.
  • 'At the Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the the most recent topics in swine health and production.

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 Wetzell (Swine Veterinary Consultant) 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.
  • 'At The Meeting', Honoring Dr. Bob Morrison is a podcast sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA Inc. and is focused on the most recent topics in swine health and production.

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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