Faculty and staff from the Department of Ag and Biological Engineering Ag Safety and Health are now out of the building and into temporary Swing Space.
Penn State alumnus Robert W. Knight III and his wife, Jacque, of Alpharetta, Georgia, have included a bequest in their future estate to support agricultural safety and health programs within the University's College of Agricultural Sciences.
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident.
Serap Gorucu, Dennis J. Murphy and Cathy Kassab’s paper about injury risks for on-road farm equipment and horse and buggy crashes was recently published in Traffic Injury Prevention. The purpose of the study was to explore commonalities associated with roadway crashes involving farm equipment and horse and buggy.
The National Farmers Union recently released 10 short Ag Safety videos. These videos are concise and relatively short with an average run time of 4 minutes. Video topics include general safety, PTO, rollover protection, ATVs, grain bins and augers, livestock, transporting equipment, handling chemicals, electrical safety, and behavioral hazards and child safety.
In "The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture," the authors explore the societal changes that have empowered women to claim the farmer identity, describe barriers that are broadly encountered by women farmers, and posit that their innovative responses to these barriers are helping to redefine agriculture.
The research project aims to understand the unique health insurance needs of farm and ranch families.
From 2005 through 2015, thirty-eight (38) Pennsylvanians lost their lives in incidents involving skid steers or forklifts (12 incidents) and during bush hogging activities (26 incidents).
An apparatus built as a capstone project by a team of senior biological engineering students was created to save farmers' lives by demonstrating extreme danger.
Storage pits commonly contain hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide, methane and ammonia. The online design tool, which pit designers and field engineers can use to predict and understand airflow in confined spaces -- depicted in this graphic -- is the culmination of a decade of research by a team of scientists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.
As a motorist, you also have responsibilities in reducing the accident risk while sharing the road with farm equipment.
Wearable technology is a rapidly growing industry and we are looking at ways to incorporate it into the field of agricultural safety and health.
Lancaster County has dealt with multiple child deaths in the past 12 months. Some of the reasons for the deaths can be related to the higher number of farms, lack of supervised child care, and smaller farms that may use older equipment.
New and experienced growers alike may often overlook the importance of regular equipment checks and maintenance during the heat of the season. Take a look at the top 10 tractor checks to prepare for the season and to get yourself and your staff in the habit of performing regular checks. Being proactive can go a long way!
The revised SAY National Clearinghouse consists of two different types of educational products: formal curriculum's and other supporting resources.
Safe maintenance can go a long way to preventing combine fires.
Some Pennsylvania youth, through FFA and 4-H, are learning about farm safety and health in a unique way.
The Penn State Agricultural Safety and Health Program has developed a 62-page best practices manual to help biomass producers proactively address hazards and risk in biomass operations.
The FFA and 4-H teams will compete on January 13, 2016.
Come visit the Ag Safety and Health area at the 2016 Keystone Farm Show in York, PA on January 5 – 7, 2016.