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Horizontal Silo Safety
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Horizontal Silo Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

This article addresses safety hazards and precautions for horizontal silos, particularly bunker silos. More
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape
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Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Addresses the safe use of the skid-steer loader as used in agricultural or landscape operations. More
NAGCAT Guidelines offer visual and written recommendations to adults to help youth have positive agricultural experiences.
ATVs and Youth: Matching Children and Vehicles - Articles Articles

ATVs and Youth: Matching Children and Vehicles

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

From backyards to farm fields to forest lands, youth are operating all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). More
Farm Dump Truck and Trailer Safety
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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
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture
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The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The ATV has found many uses in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and even walking. More
A damaged hard hat
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers - Articles Articles

Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

The National Safety Council estimates that approximately 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries each year. More
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture
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Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D., William Harshman

Studies suggest that lengthy exposure to typical noises on farms can result in noise induced hearing loss to farmers of all ages, including teenagers. 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