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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Patty Neiner, Penn State University
Tractor Operation, Safety & Basic Maintenance for Women - Workshops Workshops
$125.00
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

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

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. 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
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
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
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training - Online Courses Online Courses
$39.00
In this online tractor safety course, you will become certified to teach and organize the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. More
The Teaching Safe Tractor Operation Guide
The Teaching Safe Tractor Operation Guide - 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
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
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
Evaluation for Power Take-Off Safety Demonstration Option 2 Evaluation for Power Take-Off Safety Demonstration Option 2 - Articles
Evaluation questions for PTO safety demonstration. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03 and PST.02
Blind Spots and Skid Steers Demonstrations - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR Standard(s): CS.03 and PST.02. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03, AS.02 and PS.03.
Manure Pit/Silo Hazards with Balloons and Role Playing Exercise - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR Standard(s): CS.03, AS.02, and PS.03: Low Alignment. More
Evaluation for Hazards of Flowing Grain Evaluation for Hazards of Flowing Grain - Articles
Evaluation Questions for the hazards of flowing grain demonstration. More
Evaluation for Manure Pit/Silo Hazards with Role Playing Exercise
Evaluation for Manure Pit/Silo Hazards with Role Playing Exercise - Articles Articles
Evaluation Questions for the manure pit and silo hazards demonstration. 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
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
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