Personal Safety

Stay safe and protect those around you while handling poultry, using biosecurity best practices and confined space manure storage safety tips. Follow animal handling suggestions and monitor ammonia levels in barns.

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Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide
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Use Personal Gas Monitors to Avoid Exposure to Toxic Hydrogen Sulfide

Dan Hofstetter, Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Gas monitoring is always recommended when working around toxic gases such as hydrogen sulfide. Fortunately, affordable portable personal gas monitors are available for on-farm use. More
Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases
Pennsylvania Poultry Sales and Service Conference - and - Northeast Conference on Avian Diseases - Conferences Conferences
$175.00
Don’t miss this two-day conference where you'll get the most current information that's important in the poultry industry. 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
HPAI Respiratory Protection
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HPAI Respiratory Protection

Gregory P Martin, Ph.D., PAS

N95 is the minimum level respiratory protection approved by CDC/NIOSH for use for by individuals working with HPAI-infected birds. 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
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 Storage Emergencies
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Confined Space Manure Storage Emergencies

Davis E. Hill, Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

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
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring
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Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

A gas monitor with remote sampling enables measurements to be taken by workers located safely outside the storage facility. More
What Should I Do if Health Issues Arise?
What Should I Do if Health Issues Arise? - Videos Videos
Where to get help if you are concerned you may have Avian Influenza. More
Make Biosecurity Your Routine
Make Biosecurity Your Routine - Videos Videos
Bio-security needs to be part of any poultry farm management Plan More