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Safety Risk from Manure Storages of Dairy Cows Bedded with Gypsum
Safety Risk from Manure Storages of Dairy Cows Bedded with Gypsum - Articles Articles

Safety Risk from Manure Storages of Dairy Cows Bedded with Gypsum

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D., Michael Hile, Dan Hofstetter

Findings from on-farm monitoring of dairies using gypsum as stall bedding show a link has been found to highly toxic levels of hydrogen sulfide gas during manure movement and agitation. 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
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 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
Examples of pull tube with pump for gas concentration detection.
Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments - Articles Articles

Ammonia Monitoring in Barns Using Simple Instruments

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

This article describes simple relatively-inexpensive instruments for detecting ammonia gas concentration in animal housing to assure proper air quality. More
Online Ventilation Tool
Online Ventilation Tool - Articles Articles
The online tool is designed so pit designer/field engineers can predict how confined-space manure storage needs to be ventilated before it is safe to enter. More
Manure collection tank at Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center.
Reoccurring Themes of Manure Gas Deaths - Articles Articles
Manure gas deaths keep occurring around the world. What can we do to make manure handling safer? More
Manure Storage Design and Safety Considerations with Gypsum Bedding
Manure Storage Design and Safety Considerations with Gypsum Bedding - Articles Articles
Surprise! Open-air, outdoor manure storages pose dangers even with all that fresh air around. More
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips

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

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
Manure Pit Standards and Regulations
Manure Pit Standards and Regulations - Articles Articles

Manure Pit Standards and Regulations

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

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
Farm Respiratory Protection
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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
Confined Space Manure Storage Hazards
Confined Space Manure Storage Hazards - Articles Articles
Automated manure and waste water handling is most often accomplished by collecting and storing manure and waste in storages located directly beneath the animals or in a nearby containment structure. More
Cosechar el Forraje de Manera Segura
Cosechar el Forraje de Manera Segura - Articles Articles

Cosechar el Forraje de Manera Segura

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hoja Informativa sobre Cosechar el Forraje de Manera Segura. More
Demonstration Trailer
Demonstration Trailer - Articles Articles

Demonstration Trailer

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The scale model demonstration trailer has been designed for on-site educational presentations that illustrate and reinforce toxic gas hazards and proper ventilation of confined-space manure storages. More
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