Dairy FARM Program, Cargill partner to offer safety review

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New online tool enables dairy farmers to identify and review opportunities to improve safety on farm.

The National Dairy Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Program has partnered with Cargill to launch the Actionable Safety Review, a new online tool that enables dairy farmers to identify and review opportunities to improve safety on the farm.

“Safety is top of mind for dairy owners and operators, so often they are looking for ideas on what they can do to enhance their safety management,” said Nicole Ayache, senior director of sustainability initiatives at NMPF. “That’s why we’re excited about our partnership with Cargill and the Actionable Safety Review. It covers a set of important on-farm safety topics with practical advice for addressing each one.”

Farmers filling out the Actionable Safety Review are prompted to consider their own operations and make note of their approach to specific safety topics. The tool offers recommendations and resources for farmers to follow-up on those topics. Dairy farmers who complete the safety review will receive a copy of their responses to serve as a list of farm-specific action items designed to keep employees, farmers, and families safe on the dairy.

“At Cargill, our goal is to ensure every employee returns home safely to their loved ones each day. We also strive to make this happen on the dairies that we partner with, which is where the idea for an Actionable Safety Review originated from,” said Steve Halahan, dairy focus consultant and safety advocate for Cargill. “By outlining and reviewing safety protocols on your dairy, you make a commitment to focusing on safety first for your family and employees.”

As a thank you for their time and commitment to working safely, Cargill also will provide two high-visibility, reflective safety hats to dairy farmers who use the online tool during the month of April, or while supplies last.

 

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