Personal Safety

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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2017 Farm and Dairy Safety Calendar
2017 Farm and Dairy Safety Calendar - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
$10.00
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. More
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding - Webinars Webinars
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Gypsum bedding is a source of sulfur that leads to increased hydrogen sulfide gas production in manure storage. More
Restraint and Handling of Dairy Cattle
Restraint and Handling of Dairy Cattle - Webinars Webinars
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Dairy cattle need to be isolated and restrained regularly for a number of reasons including observation, health care and breeding. More
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
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
Examples of pull tube with pump for gas concentration detection.
Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments - Articles Articles

Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments

Eileen 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. More
Photo credit: Jean Kummer
The Benefits of Playing It Safe - Articles Articles

The Benefits of Playing It Safe

Ginger D Fenton, PhD

Farm safety goes beyond equipment operation, personal protective equipment, and safe animal handling. More
Manure collection tank at Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center.
Reoccurring Themes of Manure Gas Deaths - Articles Articles
Manure gas deaths keep occurring around the world. What can we do to make manure handling safer? More
Keep Extra Riders off Tractors!
Extra Riders on Farm Equipment - Articles Articles
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. More
Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias
Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias More
Confined Space Manure Storage Hazards
Confined Space Manure Storage Hazards - Articles Articles
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. More
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring - Articles Articles
A gas monitor with remote sampling enables measurements to be taken by workers located safely outside the storage facility. More
Confined Space Manure Storage Emergencies
Confined Space Manure Storage Emergencies - Articles Articles
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. More
Stability baselines of a tricycle and a wide front-end tractor respectively
Estabilidad e Inestabilidad del Tractor - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Estabilidad e Inestabilidad del Tractor. More
Figure 1. Animal handling may range from moving groups of animals to leading an individual animal by halter (Picture courtesy of North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks, www.nagcate.com).
Animal Handling Tips - Articles Articles
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
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips

Robert 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. More
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