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Keep away from grain augers
Safe Grain Handling During Harvest - News News
Staying safe during grain handling operations is important. Be sure to evaluate and control all hazards. More
2018 National Farm Safety and Health Week Logo
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Penn State Farm Safety Team is encouraging you to participate in the 2018 National Farm Safety Week. 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
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
Tabletop Demonstrations
Tabletop Demonstrations - Videos Videos
Learn about the our Ag Safety demonstrations and lesson plans that are available to educators. These demos are an excellent teaching tool for youth and adults about Ag Safety on the farm. 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
Silo Fire Decision Trees
Silo Fire Decision Trees - Articles Articles

Silo Fire Decision Trees

Davis E. Hill

Decision trees and recommendations for firefighters to address silo fires. 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
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
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 Hazards of Flowing Grain
Evaluation for Hazards of Flowing Grain - Articles Articles
Evaluation Questions for the hazards of flowing grain demonstration. 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
SAY Clearinghouse: Aligns with AFRN CS.03, PS.03 and PST.02.
Hazards of Flowing Grain - Demonstration - Articles Articles
Aligns with the following AFNR Standard(s): CS.03, PS.03, and PST.02. 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
Horizontal Silo Safety
Horizontal Silo Safety - Articles Articles

Horizontal Silo Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article addresses safety hazards and precautions for horizontal silos, particularly bunker silos. 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
Gases Del Silo - Un Peligro Escondido
Gases Del Silo - Un Peligro Escondido - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre Gases Del Silo - Un Peligro Escondido More
Managing Silage Effluent
Managing Silage Effluent - Articles Articles
No matter our best efforts to harvest at the correct moisture and in a timely fashion, effluent happens. 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
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
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
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
Hazards of Flowing Grain Demonstrations
Hazards of Flowing Grain Demonstrations - Articles Articles
The objective of the demonstration is to illustrate how grain flows in storage structures and transport vehicles, the hazards of flowing grain, and rescue procedures for freeing an entrapped victim. More
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