Manure Pit Standards and Regulations
The primary purpose of the ANSI/ASABE S607 standard is to reduce risk from asphyxiation, poisoning, and explosions when entering confined space manure storages by specifying ventilation requirements and parameters. The primary purpose of the ASABE EP 470 engineering practice is to identify existing known practices that help to minimize the hazards of manure gases to livestock and humans. The link to the federal regulation, OSHA, is to help producers understand how OSHA’s general duty clause and regulation on confined spaces may apply to their operation. Click on each link below for more details.
Approved November 2010 as an American National Standard. - Ventilating Manure Storages to Reduce Entry Risk
JAN1992 (R2005) - Manure Storage Safety
Relevant OSHA Standards or Standard Sections