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Stay safe with sows - protect yourself from injury

The Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH) has a new video for those working with pigs and protecting them from getting injured on the job. Farm Worker Sow Behavior Safety Tips video was created in collaboration with Diane DeWitte, UMN Extension swine educator, Colin Yoder, UMN Veterinary Public Health resident, and Hayford Manu, UMN researcher. The video incorporates expert and industry advice to address sow behavior and management techniques to handle the animals safely.

The video is available in English and Spanish.
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Two additional videos can be used as training materials for new employees or as a refresher for existing workers. Those videos are Protecting People and Pigs from the Flu and Moving Sows: Be Safe and Smart. These two videos are also available in both English and Spanish.

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