Farm Equipment and Structures

Information on safety for farm equipment and structures, including manure pits, silos, tractors, trucks, trailers, polyethylene storage tanks, farm ponds, ventilation systems and pesticide sprayers. Access to Safety in Agriculture for Youth project.

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Penn State Farm Safety Team is encouraging you to participate in the 2018 National Farm Safety Week. More
Utility Vehicle (UTV) use on the farm is very common because of their ability to carry supplies in the cargo bed. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield
ATV and Multipurpose Agricultural Vehicle (MAV) Safety Reminders - News News
Nearly every farm has a 4-wheeler or utility vehicle used to assist with farm activities. Keep safety in mind when operating these vehicles. More
Patty Neiner, Penn State University
Tractor Operation, Safety & Basic Maintenance for Women - Workshops Workshops
A two-day class designed to educate and empower current or future female users of agricultural tractors and farm equipment. More
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles Articles

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary

Michael Pate, Ph.D., Serap Gorucu, Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
Small Engine Workshop
Small Engine Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Learn about small gasoline engine uses, operations, and maintenance. The workshop will focus on maintenance and troubleshooting typical problems of engine operation for small gasoline engines. More
Journal of Agromedicine “Leader in the Field” 2018: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD
Journal of Agromedicine “Leader in the Field” 2018: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD - News News
As a leader in agricultural safety and health, we can’t imagine anyone is more widely respected and deserving of this award than Dr. Dennis Murphy." By Barbara C. Lee PhD, Senior Associate Editor More
Reducing Risk When Entering a Confined Space Manure Storage
Reducing Risk When Entering a Confined Space Manure Storage - Videos Videos
This video describes basic questions about hazards associated with manure pits located beneath solid and slatted floor dairy barns that incorporates manure storage. More
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Slotted Floor Storage
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Slotted Floor Storage - Videos Videos
A scale model is used to show risks of working in an empty manure pit without taking at least four simple precautions to ensure safe entry. More
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Solid Covered Storage
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Solid Covered Storage - Videos Videos
Foolish Freddie demonstrates the proper approach to working in and around manure storages. Sensible steps that must be taken to assure safe entry and working conditions are shown in scale model manure storage. More
What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know
What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know - News News
Agricultural plastics generated on a farm or business are a form of residual waste, as defined in the Pennsylvania Code, Title 25, Section 287.1. More
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards - Videos Videos

Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

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Biomass production and processing may introduce fire hazards that are not usually found in traditional commodity crop production. More
Michael Pate has been named Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences
Pate named Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety - News News
Michael Pate has been appointed Nationwide Insurance Associate Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. More
Photo by Jared Null
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Response Capabilities - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on fire hazards in systems that process perennial grass biomass. Described are major codes, the planning needed, and the capabilities of community fire services. More
Photo credit: John Tyson
Farm Safety Reminders - Articles Articles

Farm Safety Reminders

John Tyson

The best piece of safety equipment is the one between your ears. A reminder to think before you act as we head into a busy harvest season. More
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training - Online Courses Online Courses
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In this online tractor safety course, you will become certified to teach and organize the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. More
A Guide to Teaching Safe Tractor Operation
A Guide to Teaching Safe Tractor Operation - Articles Articles
This manual is designed to assist agricultural producers, employers, and other experiences operators organize and conduct a hands-on safe tractor driving workshop. More
Tabletop Demonstrations
Tabletop Demonstrations - Videos Videos
Learn about the our Ag Safety demonstrations and lesson plans that are available to educators. These demos are an excellent teaching tool for youth and adults about Ag Safety on the farm. More
Calibration How Tos: How to Calibrate a Backpack Sprayer
Calibration How Tos: How to Calibrate a Backpack Sprayer - Videos Videos
This video provides you with techniques to properly calibrate your backpack sprayer. More
Calibration How Tos: Easy Way to Sprayer Calibration
Calibration How Tos: Easy Way to Sprayer Calibration - Videos Videos
Calibration chart and other resources (Maneras Fáciles de: Calibrar una Aspersora de Aguilon) More
Calibration How Tos: Air Blast Sprayer Calibration
Calibration How Tos: Air Blast Sprayer Calibration - Videos Videos
Precalibration methods for airblast and boom sprayers. Penn State/ University of New Hampshire Air Blast Sprayer Pre-calibration Instructions. More
Ag Safety and Health, Springtime Preparations
Ag Safety and Health, Springtime Preparations - Articles Articles
Spring is one of the busiest times of the year on a farm and sometimes things are so busy that safety is not given the priority that it needs to keep everyone safe. More
2010-2014 Pennsylvania Farm Fatalities Summary 2010-2014 Pennsylvania Farm Fatalities Summary - Articles

2010-2014 Pennsylvania Farm Fatalities Summary

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

Summaries of farm fatalities and crash incidents involving farm vehicles help to identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
2016 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles
Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
2015 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles

2015 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
Online Ventilation Tool
Online Ventilation Tool - Articles Articles
The online tool is designed so pit designer/field engineers can predict how confined-space manure storage needs to be ventilated before it is safe to enter. More
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