Personal Safety

Stay safe and protect those around you, using best practices, including ammonia monitoring and manure gas monitoring and safety, as well as manure storage hazards. Tips on farm biosecurity best practices and animal handling tips.

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Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors
Farm Biosecurity Best Practices for Contractors, Vendors, and Visitors - Online Courses Online Courses
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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
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
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
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
Safety First with Livestock
Safety First with Livestock - Articles Articles
Every year, hundreds of accidents occur on the farm whether it’s caused by livestock, tractors, machinery, or mistakes. More