Milking Barn Safety (Dairy Safety Training Part I, Section 2)

Learn milking procedures in the barn that will ensure your safety and cow comfort. Topics covered include general milking practices, tips for keeping cows calm and comfortable, a description of the milking routine, recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) like aprons and goggles, an overview of milking parlor styles, working with chemicals, electrical safety, machine room safety and other safety issues that you should be aware of when working in a milking parlor.

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) ( (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.

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