Hazards Associated with Livestock Handling

The goal of Hazards Associated with Livestock Handling is to cover information relating to animal handling that place individuals at risk for injury or illness.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is rural health professionals.

Length

The length for this course is approximately 60 minutes depending on the individual user. Upon completion of the course, you will get a certificate of completion from the Great Plains Center of Agricultural Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Prerequisite Requirement

NA, however, it is advisable that you have some basic understanding of agricultural environment.

 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

 

  • Describe factors associated with animal handling that place individuals at risk for injury or illness.
  • Recognize hazards that are present when working with livestock.
  • Apply the hierarchy of controls to minimize or eliminate hazards when working with livestock.

 

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images).
Before you begin, please take the pre-test. The pre-test score will not be counted toward your final score.

Content

The content for this course is an overview of agricultural safety in the agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector.

The course includes a learning module with interactivity and scenario application activities, a list of resources, and a post-test at the end of this course. A Certificate of Completion is awarded on successful completion of this course. In order to successfully complete this course, you MUST score 70% or higher on the post-test. If you do not receive 70% on the post-test, you may review the material and re-take it.

 

Acknowledgements

The following organizations collaborated on the development of this course: The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, University of Iowa College of Public Health (MPHTC–UICPH).

This project is supported by Grant Number 5 U54 OH007548-11 from the CDC – NIOSH for the Agricultural Medicine Core Course (Diane Rohlman, PI) a project within the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health (Renee Anthony, PI).  Course contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or NIOSH.