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Manure Pit Safety, Silos, Grain and Other Structures

Farm operations safety including the storage of silage and manure, the hazards of flowing grain, pond safety and fire hazards in structures.

Information such as factsheets, videos, Regulations and Standards about reducing manure pit entry risks for educators, producers, building installers and regulators. Penn State University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has also released an online manure pit ventilation design tool.

Silo safety resources on gases, silo filling, and horizontal silos.

Facts regarding the many hazards associated with grain handling systems and how to prevent them.

Information on the hidden dangers associated with farm ponds, including contamination by agricultural fertilizers, pesticides, livestock waste and other pollutants each presenting special health problems.