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Penn State Farm Safety Team is encouraging you to participate in the 2018 National Farm Safety Week. More
Hazardous gases released from dairy manure storages during agitation can be particularly dangerous for nearby operators when gypsum bedding has been used in the cow stalls. Image: Eileen Fabian
Research Aims to Prevent Deaths Related to Gypsum-laced Manure Emissions - News News
Gypsum recycled from manufacturing and construction waste has gained popularity as a bedding source for the dairy industry. 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
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
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
Ag Digesters 101
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How an ag digester works, and possible uses for the bio-gas produced. More
2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released
2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released - News News
Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident 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
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
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
Big Spring FFA
2017 Farm Safety and Health Quiz Bowl Finals - News News
At the Finals, FFA chapters and 4-H clubs throughout the state tested their knowledge during the final round of competition at the 2017 PA Farm Show. 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
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
A Summary of Laws and Regulations Affecting Agriculture
A Summary of Laws and Regulations Affecting Agriculture - Articles Articles
An explanation of pertinent parts of laws and regulations that affect agricultural machinery use in Pennsylvania. 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
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
Children and Safety on the Farm
Children and Safety on the Farm - Articles Articles

Children and Safety on the Farm

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Traditionally, farming is a family affair, but there are risks involved in farm labor. More
Confined Space Manure Storage Ventilation Systems
Confined Space Manure Storage Ventilation Systems - Articles Articles
Discussion on how to determine the required amount and type of ventilation to reduce risk when entering a confined space manure pit. 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
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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