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.
The purpose of this course is to establish a core level of knowledge in the agricultural safety and health profession and is a combination of in-class and on-line modules. Conference is on June 30th – July 1, 2016 at the Hilton Downtown in Lexington, Kentucky
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.
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.
Ice is a complex formation and its strength involves factors such as temperature and temperature fluctuations, precipitation, wind, wave action, water depth, natural springs, water quality, and obstacles protruding through the ice.
Winter Safety Tips
The Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) Project hosted a booth at the 2015 National FFA Convention and Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.
The International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health (ISASH) is supporting the next generation of safety and health professionals by offering 10 scholarships in the amount of $500 each to attend its June 2016 conference in Lexington, Ky.
2015 Quiz Bowl Semifinal Results
Recently within a three week period, a father and son in both Wisconsin and Iowa perished in swine facility manure pit incidents.
Continued Support Saves Lives
Planning a safety day camp or safety activity? Penn State Ag Safety and Health Program has interactive demonstrations and simulators available.