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HICAHS requests feedback for safety management training programs

David Douphrate and Steve Reynolds Published on 19 December 2014

A new initiative involving multiple entities seeks to address safety management and leadership on U.S. dairy farms. Researchers at the High Plains and Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS), located at Colorado State University, have partnered with dairy extensions in several states to begin the process of developing safety management and leadership training programs for dairy owners, managers and supervisors.

As part of the development of the training curricula, we are soliciting feedback from dairy owners and managers regarding the safety management needs on dairy farms. We have prepared a short questionnaire for readers of Progressive Dairyman to complete. The questionnaire is confidential and allows the owner or manager to express their willingness to participate in future developed trainings, which will be made available free of charge. We would appreciate your help in helping us develop this training for dairy producers. Click here to take part in the questionnaire. PD



Steve Reynolds is a professor at Colorado State University and director of the High Plains and Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety.

David Douphrate, Ph.D., MPT, MBA, CPE, University of Texas School of Public Health.

Read a related article, "Safety management on dairy farms: Owner and manager commitment."