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Safety Data Sheet Saved His Life

Posted by Don Tyler on Jun 8, 2017

A dairyman was in a hurry to get some heifers treated and when going over a gate, accidentally stuck a syringe filled with a powerful cattle treatment drug in his leg, just above the knee.  He was unconscious before he hit the ground and laid in snow and mud for around four hours before waking up just enough to call for help.  A quick-thinking family member called their veterinarian so he could contact the EMT’s to be sure they used the right treatment.  If they had used their standard procedure for this type of reaction, they would have killed him instantly.  Still, he had to be revived three times on the way to the hospital.           

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Topics: pharmaceutical handling, agriculture, farm, chemicals

Handling Pharmaceuticals and Needles Safely

Posted by Good Day's Work on May 25, 2017

Important components of ag safety are knowledge and information. Knowing the pharmaceuticals being used on your farm today and knowing how to administer them is key to protecting farm workers, animals, consumers and environment. Today's medicines and chemicals are safer but only if the label instructions and manufacturer recommended safety precautions are followed. 

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Topics: pharmaceutical handling, agriculture

Handling Pharmaceuticals and Needles Safely

Posted by Good Day's Work on Mar 9, 2017

Important components of ag safety are knowledge and information. Knowing the pharmaceuticals being used on your farm today and knowing how to administer them is key to protecting farm workers, animals, consumers and environment. Today's medicines and chemicals are safer but only if the label instructions and manufacturer recommended safety precautions are followed. 

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Topics: pharmaceutical handling, agriculture

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