July 13 2020
Coronavirus precautions have vastly changed workplaces for both dairy farmers and their employees, an important part of the nation’s critical infrastructure
June 25 2020
Many stores and restaurants have transformed the way they do business in light of COVID-19 to protect their customers and their employees
June 18 2020
Back in the “old” days when I was a graduate student studying agricultural safety and worker health, it upset me to see the bumper sticker that read “Sh!t Happens.”
June 12 2020
My parents bought a farm that came with a house. The house ended up being a bit of a fixer-upper . . . I’m talking very little siding, negligible plumbing, and small animals in the walls
April 16 2020
With schools closed, parents around the country must find new ways to occupy their children at home all day. For already-busy farm parents, it’s an especially taxing challenge
March 23 2020
The recent COVID-19 events and realities are unprecedented. We are truly seeing history being made that will have an effect on the dairy industry and society as a whole
Feb. 10 2020
The farm press is filled with stories of farm injuries, workplace fatalities, and life-threatening health concerns from exposure to toxic gases, dusts, and other hazards
Dec. 9 2019
With winter comes new struggles in maintaining a dairy: fixing frozen pipes and alley scrapers, managing icy conditions for animals and employees, and even moving supplies and equipment through deep snow
May 1 2019
I’m getting old. I used to be able to pull all-nighters with ease, but this past week has proven that those days have seriously passed
Feb. 26 2019
For many parts of the country, winter teased us with a mild start. Then mid-January hit, and along came snow, frigid cold, record-breaking wind chills, and ice
Oct. 29 2018
The Idaho Dairy Worker Training and Safety Program has been almost three years in the making
Oct. 22 2018
“What happens on paper isn’t always what happens in the field, in the barn, or in the parlor,” said Lisa Holden, an associate professor at Penn State University
Oct. 1 2018
Six years ago, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) established a local emphasis program to protect workers from hazards found on dairy farms
March 15 2018
I often have talked about stubborn farmers who make less than desirable patients. My late father never sought medical care
Jan. 5 2018
Have you checked out your farm on Google Maps and Google Earth? How does it look? What can people see?
Nov. 3 2017
A recent article appeared in the New York Post about a farmer that lost his life when his cow rammed him against the fence
Oct. 18 2017
Extra thought put into a robot barn design is time well spent
Aug. 10 2017
We’ve had issues with birds building nests above our door opener in our barn. We filled it with spray foam insulation, and now we don’t have any more bird nest issues. Scott Drooger
July 12 2017
Safety in the workplace is important for you, your animals, and your employees alike. Like many of you, my children often accompany me at work, and many times that means time in the milk barn
April 28 2016
Spring can bring a wide array of weather conditions . . . prepare now so you're ready if severe storms hit. Spring is in the air, but with it can come some not so pleasant weather. While we are happy...