UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A narrowly averted farm tragedy this month has a farm safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences renewing his warning about the dangers of toxic gases emanating from manure-storage facilities.
Recognizing the need for formalized agricultural safety and health education for agricultural workers, this online certificate course helps to identify and control hazards common to farms and other rural-related businesses.
It’s that season again when agricultural workers are most likely to be exposed to extreme heat. The results or symptoms on the human body can be relatively minor, including heat cramps or heat rash, or they can be extremely serious--including the dangerous illnesses of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.
In response to a tragic, four-state, two-week series of fatal accidents involving agricultural producers and skid-steer loaders, a farm-safety expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences is calling for operators to take precautions.