The Dark Side of Dairies

Clarren, Rebecca
August 2009
High Country News;8/31/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 15, p12
The article discusses the working conditions of dairies in the Western region of the U.S. It notes that despite the wholesome commercial image of milk, working in dairies are risky enough that they have claimed a much higher rate of injuries than other workers in the nation. Risk factors include operating tractors and heavy farming equipments, interacting with large animals, and inhalation of bacteria-laced and manure dust air. Further discussed are the dangers encountered by dairy workers and the labor laws protecting dairy workers.


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