Center for Dairy Farm Safety

Training Symposium 2017 World Dairy Expo

Center for Dairy Farm Safety, UW-River Falls
Program Outline
Safety Training Symposium at 2017 World Dairy Expo
Thursday, October 5th, 2017
8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Mendota 4 Ballroom, Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall  

8:30-10 a.m.
OSHA Industry Overview
Perspectives on OSHA’s current and future role in the development of dairy farm safety policy.
Presenter: OSHA Regional Administrator

OSHA Panel
Regional experts sharing detailed information on farm inspection requirements and OSHA compliance.
Presenters: Chad Greenwood, Dan Calverley, Mary Bauer (OSHA) and Dr. George Gruetzmacher, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, WisCon Program

10-11 a.m.
Developing a Customized Farm Safety and Health Plan
Nationally recognized farm health educator will provide participants with tools and materials to develop a customized dairy farm safety and health plan.
Presenter:  Dr. John Shutzke, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW Madison

Stress Less with Good Stockmanship - Reducing Worker Injuries 

Best practices overview of safe animal handling for dairy farm owners and managers.
Presenters: Dr. Jeff Bender, Co-director, Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) and Emily Wilmes, Extension Educator-Livestock, University of Minnesota Extension

12-1 p.m. 
Safety for Children and Youth Workers on Dairy Farms
Interactive session for farm parents and supervisors examines the hazards children face while working and living on the farm   (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health – NIOSH). 
Presenters: Dr. Diane Rohlman, Director, Healthier Workforce Center, College of Public Heath at the University of Iowa,  and Dr. Josie Rudolphi, Associate Research Scientist at the National Farm Medicine Center and the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, Marshfield WI  

1-2 p.m.
Investigative Analysis of 2016 Manure Gas Fatality in Portage County, WI
An in-depth discussion of a manure gas fatality investigation recently published by the CDC, with recommendations for crucial safety protocols for dairy farmers and their employees regarding safe vs. unsafe weather conditions for pumping and agitation, and gas monitoring.
Session Welcome: Rep. Katrina Shankland of Wisconsin’s 71st Assembly District
Presenters: Dr. John Shutske, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW Madison/UW-Extension and members of the Biadasz family

Please contact Carolyn Brady at or (715)688-9868 for additional information.

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