Do you have a farm emergency plan? A plan can be extremely valuable in the event of an emergency in regards to reducing property damage, decreasing loss of equipment, and saving lives. A farm emergency plan can provide critical information to emergency responders who may not be familiar with the complexities of agricultural emergencies. Examples of information for responders include a map of the property that outline key areas such as chemical storage and electrical shutoffs; contact information for owners/operators; location of animals; etc. Take time during the off-season to get a plan in place for your farm operation.
One of the main objectives of the SAY Project is to provide agricultural educators with teaching resources that align with the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards.
Does it affect you? New requirements will go into effect on January 1, 2015 for workplaces under Federal OSHA jurisdiction.
Four FFA teams and four 4-H teams from across the commonwealth displayed a wealth of knowledge during the Pennsylvania State University Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl, held at the 2015 PA Farm Show on Wednesday, January 14.
Penn State researchers and extension educators aim to help farmers avoid accidents by focusing on safety. (Article begins on page 14)
Two large statewide agricultural expos will be held in January 2015 and both events will include agricultural safety and health activities.
New factsheet and article provides background and findings from on-farm monitoring of dairy farms using gypsum.
Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) is a grant project funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute for Food and Agriculture to develop a sustainable and accessible national clearinghouse for agricultural safety and health curriculum for youth.
Safety and Health Management Planning for Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Penn State University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has released an online manure pit ventilation design tool.
Farm tractor fatality reports repeat themselves year after year.
Results of this years Quiz Bowl.
North Central Extension & Research Activity
2013 Report now available
As many as 7,000 children younger than 16 are injured in lawn mower accidents in the United States every year.
Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is aimed at developing a coordinated national approach to youth farm safety education.
Do you want to stay up-to-date with the Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) Project?