This video is created specifically for "feeders" on dairy farms. General safety tips are provided for driving tractors and using power take-offs (PTOs). Specific guidance is provided for the silage pile including: making safe slopes, filling the silage pile to a safe level, trimming the silage pile with the tractor, and best practices for uncovering silage for the quality of the silage and the safety of the workers.
This video is part of a dairy safety training series titled "Considering Human and Animal Safety," produced under the direction of Dairy Extension Specialist Robert Hagevoort, PhD. These educational videos were produced by the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium in partnership with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension, New Mexico State University Dairy Extension, the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education (CDC/NIOSH 2 U54-OH07541), USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), and the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) (http://www.hicahs.colostate.edu
) (CDC/NIOSH 2 U54-OH008085).
Disclaimer: This video is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The video contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CDC/NIOSH or any other funders.