Last updated on October 7th, 2022 at 09:52 am
Cattle feedlots have some of the highest injury and illness rates within the agricultural industry. Those in the feedlot who work directly with animals are at the highest risk of injury, next being those who operate machinery. Injuries due to slips, trips, and falls are the most common, regardless of type of work. We know that working in agriculture is always potentially hazardous, but injury rates have proven that experience and training are important for a safe agricultural workplace. On the feedlot, a well-trained worker is a safe worker. AgriSafe is collaborating with Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) on their Feedyard 15 project that aims to reduce high injury rates and the associated costs by developing safety trainings. This project aims to provide training materials for 15 topics which include feed mill safety, chemical hazards, slips, trips, & falls, mobile equipment and more.
Feedyard Safety Resources
- Identifying Safety Training Resource Needs in the Cattle Feeding Industry in the Midwestern United States
- Raising the Bar in Feedlot Employee Safety
- Five Things to Know About Efforts to Increase Feedlot Safety
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|ATV-UTV Safety for Women
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|Crashes Involving Agricultural Vehicles in the Southwest Region
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|Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety
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|Prevention of Grain Dust Explosions
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|Protecting and Promoting the Health of Young Agricultural Workers: The Role of Employers and Supervisors
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|Rural Road Safety: A Shared Responsibility
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|Understanding the Tractor Factor
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|What’s New in Tractor and Agricultural Vehicle Safety
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Last Updated: April 2022