Protective Gear

Information on farm safety protective gear, including head, eye and foot protection, respiratory protection, handling chemical spills, manure gas monitoring, noise-induced hearing loss and proper handling of pesticides.

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

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
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
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides
Respiratory Protective Devices for Pesticides - Articles Articles
For many toxic chemicals, the respiratory (breathing) system is the quickest and most direct route of entry into the circulatory system. More
Dangers of Silo Gases
Dangers of Silo Gases - Videos Videos
Key points to help those working in the Ag industry understand what silo gas is and how it is created. More
Photo provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Fall Harvest Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Fall Harvest Safety Tips

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

With the urgency felt by farm families during the fall season, here are some safety reminders. More
Gerald Holmes, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, Bugwood.org
General Guidelines for Pesticide Safety - Articles Articles
Only use pesticides when necessary. Before using any pesticide product, always read the label, as it is a legal document. More
How to Handle Chemical Spills
How to Handle Chemical Spills - Articles Articles
Information for pesticide applicators in the event of a chemical spill. More
HPAI Respiratory Protection
HPAI Respiratory Protection - Articles Articles

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
El Uso Seguro de Vehículos Todo Terreno en la Agricultura
El Uso Seguro de Vehículos Todo Terreno en la Agricultura - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre El Uso Seguro de Vehículos Todo Terreno en la Agricultura More
Peligros Respiratorios en las Fincas
Peligros Respiratorios en las Fincas - Articles Articles

Peligros Respiratorios en las Fincas

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hoja Informativa sobre Peligros Respiratorios en las Fincas. More
Requerimientos de OSHA sobre ROPS y Capacitación del Operador
Requerimientos de OSHA sobre ROPS y Capacitación del Operador - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Requerimientos de OSHA sobre ROPS y Capacitación del Operador More
Farm Respiratory Hazards
Farm Respiratory Hazards - Articles Articles

Farm Respiratory Hazards

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Farmer’s Lung and Organic Dust Toxicity Syndrome (ODTS) are names given to two farm occupational diseases caused by inhaling airborne mold spores. More
Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias
Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Estándar de OSHA sobre Protección de Maquinarias More
Enfermedades por Calor y Agricultura
Enfermedades por Calor y Agricultura - Articles Articles

Enfermedades por Calor y Agricultura

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hoja Informativa sobre Enfermedades por Calor y Agricultura More
Modulo III: Senales Con Las Manos
Modulo III: Senales Con Las Manos - Videos Videos
Senales Con Las Manos More
Modulo I: Vestimenta Segura
Modulo I: Vestimenta Segura - Videos Videos
Vestimenta Segura More
Modulo II: Equipo de Proteccion Personal
Modulo II: Equipo de Proteccion Personal - Videos Videos
Equipo de Proteccion Personal More
Farm Respiratory Protection
Farm Respiratory Protection - Articles Articles

Farm Respiratory Protection

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Farming is filled with respiratory hazards such as pesticide vapors, dusty fields, dangerous hydrogen sulfide accumulations in manure pits and pump sumps. More
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture
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Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Studies suggest that lengthy exposure to typical noises on farms can result in noise induced hearing loss to farmers of all ages, including teenagers. More
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring
Confined Space Manure Gas Monitoring - Articles Articles

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
A damaged hard hat
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers - Articles Articles

Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The National Safety Council estimates that approximately 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries each year. More
Collection of various protective gear
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection Demonstration - Articles Articles
This demonstration is for adult workers. Using the Head, Eye, and Foot Protection Demonstration helps illustrate the value of choosing the proper personal protective equipment. More
Confined Space Manure Storage Emergencies
Confined Space Manure Storage Emergencies - Articles Articles

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