2015 Quiz Bowl Semifinal Results
National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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.
Visitors to the Farm Safety Demonstration Area at Penn State's Ag Progress Days, Aug. 18-20, can learn how to reduce risk of injury while operating skid-steer machines.
PA Farm Fatalities Report
Did you know that there is an expiration date on tires?
Are you interested in hosting a Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in your area?
Blue Ribbon Winners will be awarded at the ASABE Annual International meeting in New Orleans in July
Practices and policies which can prevent an incident.
Through the partnership of Penn State Extension and the financial support from Farm Family Insurance Co., Westfield Insurance, Land O’Lakes Inc., AgChoice Farm Credit and other donors, the 100th ROPS in Pennsylvania was installed through the ROPS Retrofit Program. The addition of an aftermarket ROPS and use of an appropriate seat belt protects the tractor operator in the event of a tractor rollover.
Call 811 before you dig!
New Safety Booklet for Youth
Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY)
Penn State University's Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering has released an online manure pit ventilation design tool.
Wednesday, March 18th was National Ag Day
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.