HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Center for Dairy Excellence and the Professional Dairy Managers of Pennsylvania (PDMP) have a series of farm safety videos available to help dairy producers share simple safety reminders with farm employees this spring. The “Seconds for Your Safety” videos, designed to be approximately 60 seconds in length, are available in both English and Spanish and can be watched and shared easily on a computer or cell phone. The newest video released shares tips for keeping youth safe on the farm.
The Center and PDMP also have free sets of farm safety signs available to help producers display important safety reminders throughout their facilities. Six different signs are available in the set, including a blank one that producers can customize for their operations. English and Spanish are both included on the signs.
“As you prepare for spring planting and harvest, these farm safety resources can help keep you and your dairy team safe. By taking a few extra minutes to make sure you develop safety protocols on your dairy operation, it can save a life,” said Jayne Sebright, Executive Director at the Center for Dairy Excellence. “These videos are quick yet filled with helpful reminders you can share with your team, and the safety signs can help you make sure you have the proper safety precautions in place on your dairy operation.”
To request safety signs to be mailed to you while supplies last, visit www.centerfordairyexcellence.org/farm-safety or call 717-346-0849.
“Having just gone through my fourth surgery to try to regain full use of my hand after a preventable farm accident earlier this year, I can’t stress enough how important it is to take a minute before doing even your most basic chores to consider the safest way to proceed,” said Allen Behrer, President of PDMP and dairy producer from Huntingdon County. “It’s essential to develop a culture of safety on your farm, even if it’s just spending a few minutes in your team meetings sharing these safety tips with employees.”
To watch the farm safety videos published in the series, visit www.centerfordairyexcellence.org/farm-safety. The videos are available in English and Spanish, and more videos are expected to be released in the coming month. If you know a dairy producer without Internet access who might benefit from watching the videos or sharing them with farm employees, email Emily Barge at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-346-0849 to request access.
–Emily Barge, Center for Dairy Excellence