Milker & Calf Caretaker Safety (Dairy Safety Training Part II, Section 2)

Watch this video to learn safety practices for the milking parlor and the calving barn. Basic principles for parlor hygiene and safety are provided, including washing boots and hands, keeping walkways clear and slip-free, watching out for crowd gates, being careful with disinfectants, using chemicals properly, and wearing proper clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) like aprons and goggles. An overview of the calving procedure is provided along with tips for providing birthing assistance, using the calf jack, and proper calf-lifting techniques. For calf-raisers, safety tips are provided for using bottle wagons and sanitizing calf bottles.

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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