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New dairy safety courses available online

January 20, 2016  by Manure Manager

January 20, 2016 – This month, the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) released an eight-part training series for dairy workers.

The Dairy Worker Safety Orientation Series covers:

  • Animal handling and health
  • Chemical safety
  • Feed handling and storage
  • General safety

  • Machinery safety in the field

  • Milking and chores
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Robotic safety.

“The program was laid out in a way that it would be suitable for someone with zero to little dairy experience, but was in-depth enough that an experienced dairy worker would gain insight from it as well,” says Emily Kerr, a safety advisor with AgSafe. “I would recommend the program to dairy farm employers as a training tool for new and experience employees. Well done.”

The series is appropriate for anyone looking to develop, or brush up on their dairy safety skills, including producers, dairy workers, and health and safety professionals. The Dairy Worker Safety Orientation Series is affordable, professional and conveniently available 24 hours a day through CASA’s website.

Each course takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes to complete and offers a quiz at the end of the learning experience. Courses available in English only.

For more information on the Dairy Worker Safety Orientation Series or other CASA courses available online, visit or contact Glen Blahey, Agricultural Safety and Health Specialist with CASA at or 1- 877-452-2272. Please note, CASA offers discounts and other services related to bulk online course purchases.



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