UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — On-farm safety and health hazards and responding to emergency incidents will be the topics of the next session of the Technology Tuesdays webinar series presented by Penn State Dairy Alliance.
The online session will be offered, free of charge, Feb. 8 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Eastern time. Dennis Murphy, Penn State Extension safety specialist, and Davis Hill, program director, Managing Agricultural Emergencies, will lead the session, titled Milk Prices Aren’t the Only Hazard on Dairy Farms.
Murphy will identify and discuss numerous safety and health hazards that exist on most dairy farms, typical injuries and illnesses, and possible ways to mitigate them. The discussion will include tractors and skid-steers, silage piles, bulls, manure storages, silo gas and children playing in milk houses and barns.
Hill will discuss important issues relating to family members witnessing or discovering a serious injury and training needs of the volunteer emergency service providers that are likely to respond to the incidents.
Although there is no fee to participate in these programs, advance registration is required. To register, contact the Dairy Alliance office toll-free at 888-373-7232 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must have a high-speed Internet connection and speakers on their computer to see and hear the presentation.