Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspections of Wisconsin dairy farms will continue for fiscal year 2016 (through Sept. 30, 2016), according to a state agricultural safety specialist.
UW-Extension Agriculture Safety & Health Specialist Cheryl Skjolaas said OSHA’s Local Emphasis Program (LEP) inspections focus on common hazardous dairy farm activities – called the “Dairy Dozen.” However, while the list identifies 12 items for inspection (see below), additional items may be added. For example, if during a safety inspection the OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officer (CSHO) identifies potential health hazards, the inspection may be expanded to include a health inspection. Additionally, outside contractors performing work on the dairy operation may be incorporated into the scope of the inspection.
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