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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
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
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03, AS.02, PS.03 and PST.02.
Immigrant Dairy Worker Health and Safety - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): CS.03, AS.02, PS.03 and PST.02. This curriculum was developed by the Migrant Clinicians Network. 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
Generator Checkup: Meaningful Maintenance for Safe Service
Generator Checkup: Meaningful Maintenance for Safe Service - Articles Articles
Is your generator prepared for a power outage at your farmstead or business? More
About AgrAbility
About AgrAbility - Articles Articles

About AgrAbility

Connie Baggett, Ph. D.

AgrAbility is a project designed to assist agricultural workers with disabilities or long-term health conditions by providing the resources they need to continue in production agriculture. 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
Farm Family Emergency Response Training
Farm Family Emergency Response Training - Articles Articles

Farm Family Emergency Response Training

Stephen Brown, Dave Hill

This program will lead participants through various scenarios that will force them to think about typical injury incidents and make proper decisions. More
Navigating the SAY National Clearinghouse
Navigating the SAY National Clearinghouse - Articles Articles
The SAY National Clearinghouse consists of two different types of educational products: formal curricula and other supporting resources. 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
Blind spot demonstration
Blind Spots and Peripheral Vision - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): CS.03 and PST.02.This lesson plan developed by Penn State includes learning objectives, demonstration instructions, and an evaluation. More
Assistive Technology Assistive Technology - Articles
Modifications for ag worksites vary depending on the disability and farm operation. Many AgrAbility clients in PA have deterioration of joints, arthritis and back injuries from years of farming. More
Brothers Walk Tall on the Farm Despite Genetic Bone Disorder
Brothers Walk Tall on the Farm Despite Genetic Bone Disorder - Articles Articles
Imagine spending your entire life growing no taller than an average 8-year-old and wanting to farm, and you may have some idea what it’s like for brothers Tim and Colby Lehman. More
Father/Son Producers Overcome Injuries to Continue to Farm Father/Son Producers Overcome Injuries to Continue to Farm - Articles
Tim and Blane Sturgeon, successful father-son dairy producers from Lawrence County, PA, understand the challenges of farming with serious health conditions. More
Dairymen Given a ‘Leg-up’ After Double–Knee Replacement Dairymen Given a ‘Leg-up’ After Double–Knee Replacement - Articles
Jerry and Jayne Deal have deep roots in Somerset County. Over 200 years ago, one of Jerry’s relatives was an original recipient of the William Penn land grant and settled to farm. More
Farm Modifications Provide Pain-Free Independence for Bradford County Dairyman Farm Modifications Provide Pain-Free Independence for Bradford County Dairyman - Articles
David Walrath has farmed the rolling hills of Northern Bradford County for nearly 60 years. More
Cancer, Leg Amputation Not Enough to End One Man’s Dream to Farm Cancer, Leg Amputation Not Enough to End One Man’s Dream to Farm - Articles
For the past 25 years, Glen Weaver has played a key role in the 2700 acre grain and corn operation owned by Elvin Stoltzfus in Union County. More
Lynn Chamberlain's Story
Lynn Chamberlain's Story - Articles Articles
D-E-T-E-R-M-I-N-A-T-I-O-N is the alternate spelling of Lynn Chamberlain’s name who has determinedly pressed on despite coping with significant back and knee pain for nearly a decade. More
Bovine Pedicures Taken to New Heights
Bovine Pedicures Taken to New Heights - Articles Articles
Tim Fuller’s pedicure clients are pretty hefty. Averaging about 1500 pounds, his ‘girls’ can be a little touchy about getting their nails done. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN AS.02 and CS.03.
Right from the Start: Safety Awareness for Livestock Producers - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): AS.02 and CS.03. Right from the Start was developed by the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN AS.02, CS.03, ESS.01, PS.03 and PST.02.
Farm Family Emergency Response Program - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): AS.02, CS.03, ESS.01, PS.03 & PST.02. The Farm Family Emergency Response Program prepares the agricultural community to manage a farm emergency. More
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN AS.02, CS.03, ESS.01, PS.03 and PST.02.
Equine Farm Safety Training - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR standard(s): AS.02, CS.03, ESS.01, PS.03 and PST.02. Equine Farm Safety Training by Michigan State University and My Horse University teaches safety around horses. More
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