Stay safe and protect those around you, using best practices, including manure gas monitoring and safety, as well as manure storage hazards. Be cautious about extra riders on farm equipment and follow animal handling tips.
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Each month, this full-color calendar highlights one area of a farm in which workers are at risk and offers suggestions for improvement on your farm.
Gypsum bedding is a source of sulfur that leads to increased hydrogen sulfide gas production in manure storage.
Dairy cattle need to be isolated and restrained regularly for a number of reasons including observation, health care and breeding.
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If you visit farms, this online course will teach you best biosecurity practices and etiquette for keeping farms, animals, and people safe and productive.
More Articles ByEileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.
This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality.
Farm safety goes beyond equipment operation, personal protective equipment, and safe animal handling.
Manure gas deaths keep occurring around the world. What can we do to make manure handling safer?
Farm equipment manufacturers have begun installing extra seats on some farm machinery; most notably large tractors and self-propelled machines like combines and forage harvesters.
Hoja Informativa sobre Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias
Automated manure and waste water handling is most often accomplished by collecting and storing manure and waste in storages located directly beneath the animals or in a nearby containment structure.
A gas monitor with remote sampling enables measurements to be taken by workers located safely outside the storage facility.
Learn about when a person is discovered unresponsive in a manure storage pit and the best management practices farmers can take to avoid an emergency on their farm.
Hoja Informativa sobre Estabilidad e Inestabilidad del Tractor.
Many farm people have never stopped and actually analyzed why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behavior may mean to their own personal safety.
More Articles ByRobert Meinen, Davis E. Hill
Non-enclosed manure storages are open to the atmosphere, but still meet the definition of a confined space in terms of occupational safety and health.