Gordon Moore Moore Ag Safety

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Factsheets

Needle Free Injection Systems

Publish Date: 04/23/2012

Needle-free injection techniques can be used to administer vaccines and medications in the pork industry. Needle-free injection offers a fast, effective route of administration. There are hazards that must be addressed to safeguard employees who utilize needle-free injection systems; therefore, an enforced education program is crucial to the success of using needle-free injection in any pork operation.


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PIG How-To's

How to Keep OSHA Training Up-To-Date

Publish Date: 04/17/2012

Being prepared for an OSHA inspection includes keeping records and worker training up-to-date. Although pork producers are not mandated to comply with the entire OSHA General Industry Standard, remember that the OSHA General Duty Clause can always be used to cite producers for any unsafe act or condition. For detailed information about what to expect during an OSHA inspection, refer to PIG factsheet 16-01-05 (to view factsheet, registration is required at http://www.porkgateway.org).


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How To Become OSHA Compliant

Publish Date: 04/17/2012

Confusion is common when it comes to OSHA and the agricultural industry. Who is regulated, and why? What standards and rules do pork producers need to follow? The first step in achieving compliance is to become educated about OSHA. For more information on any topic below, visit the OSHA Web site (www.osha.gov).


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Factsheets

Euthanasia of Swine and Worker Safety

Publish Date: 04/05/2012

Euthanasia is the humane process whereby the pig is rendered insensible, with minimal pain and distress, until death. Euthanizing agents cause death by three basic mechanisms: (1) hypoxia (lack of oxygen), direct or indirect; (2) direct depression of nerve cells in the brain necessary for life function; and (3) physical disruption of brain activity and destruction of nerve cells necessary for life.


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