Interim Guidance for Protecting Workers from Livestock and
Poultry Wastewater and Sludge During and After Floods (CDC, USDA & NIOSH)
We all know how dangerous a flood can be, but do we ever consider what is in those flood waters may be just as dangerous as how high the flood rises? This guidance article from the CDC, USDA and NIOSH is a fantastic guide for producers and farmers to protect themselves and those around them during flooding conditions. Although, here in South Dakota we may not be impacted directly by Hurricanes we have been known to see flooding from winter snow/ice melting, heavy rains, and strong storm systems. Take flooding seriously to protect people, animals, and the environment.
PURPOSE OF THIS GUIDANCE: To protect workers from illnesses and injuries associated with livestock
and poultry wastewater and sludge from animal feeding operations during and after floods.