Personal Safety

Stay safe and protect those around you, guarding against the hazards of flowing grain and silo gasses. Use safety tips to avoid harvesting accidents and be cautious about extra riders on farm equipment.

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Got Mud? Safe Extraction of Farm Machinery Got Mud? Safe Extraction of Farm Machinery - Articles
If you get a piece of equipment stuck in the mud, don’t rush. Take the proper precautions to get it out safely. 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
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
Seguridad en el Llenado del Silo
Seguridad en el Llenado del Silo - Articles Articles

Seguridad en el Llenado del Silo

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hoja Informativa sobre Seguridad en el Llenado del Silo 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
Figura 1. Sistema de almacenamiento de granos.
Peligros del Flujo de Granos - Articles Articles

Peligros del Flujo de Granos

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

Hoja Informativa sobre Peligros del Flujo de Granos. More
Silo Gases - the Hidden Danger
Silo Gases - the Hidden Danger - Articles Articles

Silo Gases - the Hidden Danger

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Silo gas is formed by the natural fermentation of chopped silage shortly after it is placed in the silo. More
Silo Filling Safety
Silo Filling Safety - Articles Articles

Silo Filling Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Few farming operations provide as many different opportunities for accidents to happen as filling the silo. More
Hazards of Biomass Production on Marginal Lands
Hazards of Biomass Production on Marginal Lands - Videos Videos
Production of biomass crops such as perennial grasses, willow, or poplar are often considered for so called marginal lands. More
Corn Harvesting
Guarding Against Corn Harvesting Accidents - Articles Articles
Most serious corn harvesting accidents involve either cornpickers or corn combines. More
Gases Del Silo - Un Peligro Escondido
Gases Del Silo - Un Peligro Escondido - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Gases Del Silo - Un Peligro Escondido 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
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
Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety
Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety - Articles Articles

Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article will examine large farm dump truck and trailer safety issues relating to the use of these units on farms. More
Keep Extra Riders off Tractors!
Extra Riders on Farm Equipment - Articles Articles

Extra Riders on Farm Equipment

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., Sam Steel

Farm equipment manufacturers have begun installing extra seats on some farm machinery; most notably large tractors and self-propelled machines like combines and forage harvesters. 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
Stability baselines of a tricycle and a wide front-end tractor respectively
Estabilidad e Inestabilidad del Tractor - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Estabilidad e Inestabilidad del Tractor. 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
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Hazards of Flowing Grain - Articles Articles

Hazards of Flowing Grain

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

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