✓ PROTECT yourself ✓ PROTECT your cows ✓PROTECT your family
Bacteria can transfer from humans to cows or from cows to humans. Some bacteria may be helpful, some may be harmful. Germs can move from a cow to a worker in a number of ways:
In yourself: Look for symptoms like fever, skin infection, rash (including redness or swelling), diarrhea, vomiting, and/or respiratory illness.
In cows: Look for signs like poor appetite, coughing, difficulty breathing, unusual discharge, bloat, weakness, lameness, and/or diarrhea.
Stay home when sick and tell your doctor you work with cows. Pay extra attention to hand washing and hygiene when returning to the farm after:
Farm owners can reduce hazards, establish safety procedures, supply hand washing stations and laundering facilities. Workers can follow safety policies and procedures and wear protective equipment. Watch and learn cattle behavior and signs of sickness. Practice good hygiene and report illnesses.
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PACIFIC NORTHWEST AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (PNASH) CENTER
Centro agrícola de seguridad y salud del pacífico noroeste
Funded by the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center,
CDC/NIOSH Award #5 U54OH007544
Ilustraciones de Stacey Holland
Fotografías de Gemina Garland-Lewis
Este folleto fue desarrollado y validado con lecheros en el estado de Washington.
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences
Publication #: May 2016
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