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Hazards of Flowing Grain - Articles Articles

Hazards of Flowing Grain

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

Flowing grain has many hazards that may go unnoticed. This task does not seem to demand much attention to safety until an incident occurs. More
Manure Pit Standards and Regulations
Manure Pit Standards and Regulations - Articles Articles
There are two national consensus standards and one federal government regulation that are relevant to the design, construction and operation of confined space manure storages. More
Introduction to Grain Elevator and Feed Mill Fires
Introduction to Grain Elevator and Feed Mill Fires - Articles Articles
This training is designed to teach emergency responders the importance of preplanning for fires and other emergencies involving grain elevators and feed mills. More
Suggestions For Lawnmower Safety
Suggestions For Lawnmower Safety - Articles Articles
Tips on how to safely mow your lawn. More
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., 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
OSHA Machine Guarding Standard
OSHA Machine Guarding Standard - Articles Articles

OSHA Machine Guarding Standard

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Machine Guarding Standard for Agriculture. More
OSHA ROPS and Operator Instruction Requirements
OSHA ROPS and Operator Instruction Requirements - Articles Articles
In 1976 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), issued a standard requiring rollover protective structures (ROPS) for agricultural tractors. More
Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety
Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety - Articles Articles

Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The Power Take-Off (PTO) shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between farm tractors and implements. More
Rx for SMV Highway Safety: Be Conspicuous
Rx for SMV Highway Safety: Be Conspicuous - Articles Articles
Safely traveling roadways with agricultural equipment requires an extra degree of caution from the equipment operator and from general vehicle drivers sharing the road. More
Tractors in the Woods
Tractors in the Woods - Articles Articles

Tractors in the Woods

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hazards and safety recommendations that farm and rural landowners should consider when planning to clear fence rows, cut firewood, or transport farm wood products. More
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape - Articles Articles
Addresses the safe use of the skid-steer loader as used in agricultural or landscape operations. More
Suggestions for ATV Safety
Suggestions for ATV Safety - Articles Articles
ATVs are getting bigger and faster, ranging up to 700cc and over in engine size, weighing 600 or more pounds, with speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour. More
Suggestions For Skid-Steer Safety
Suggestions For Skid-Steer Safety - Articles Articles
This article will address hazards associated with skid-steer machines include runovers and entrapments. More
Suggestions For Tractor Safety
Suggestions For Tractor Safety - Articles Articles
In Pennsylvania in 2012, 36% of fatalities involved tractors. More
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture - Articles Articles
The ATV has found many uses in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and even walking. More
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