Proactive vs Reactive: Safety Beyond Silage
By John Garino, Performance Ingredients Specialist
This article originally appeared in Progressive Dairyman. You can access the full article here.
During this busy time of year when we are harvesting and storing new silage, we are often reminded about the dangers of carbon dioxide gas and silage avalanches. As someone who has been working in the industry for more than 35 years, I’ve seen a lot of farm tragedies that could have been prevented, not just around silage, but all areas of the farm.
Unfortunately, farming is one of the riskiest jobs in the U.S., based on the annual number of worker related injuries and deaths. It’s time we start thinking more routinely about safety on our farms, and less seasonally.
I’ve been blessed to work for a company where safety is a key focus, and complete safety means having everyone return safely to loved ones every day. Farms employ more “loved ones” than most businesses. Whether it’s your children or long-term herdsman, their safety means the world to you, so help them stay vigilant by building a safety culture with these core practices.
Learn more about being more proactive instead of reactive during harvest by reading the full article here.