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Agricultural Hand Signals
Agricultural Hand Signals - Articles Articles

Agricultural Hand Signals

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The American Society of Agricultural Engineers has developed standardized hand signals because communication on the farm often cannot be accomplished vocally due to noise or distance. More
Heat Illness and Agriculture
Heat Illness and Agriculture - Articles Articles

Heat Illness and Agriculture

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Farm workers should be familiar with the signs of heat illnesses. More
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Hazards of Flowing Grain - Articles Articles

Hazards of Flowing Grain

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

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
Safety and Health Management Planning for General Farmers and Ranchers
Safety and Health Management Planning for General Farmers and Ranchers - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications
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Find risk-reduction information and resources to develop effective safety and health management plans for your farm or ranch. More
Manure Pit Standards and Regulations
Manure Pit Standards and Regulations - Articles Articles
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
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips
Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips - Articles Articles

Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips

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

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
OSHA Machine Guarding Standard
OSHA Machine Guarding Standard - Articles Articles

OSHA Machine Guarding Standard

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Machine Guarding Standard for Agriculture. More
OSHA ROPS and Operator Instruction Requirements
OSHA ROPS and Operator Instruction Requirements - Articles Articles
In 1976 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), issued a standard requiring rollover protective structures (ROPS) for agricultural tractors. More
Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety
Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety - Articles Articles

Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

The Power Take-Off (PTO) shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between farm tractors and implements. More
Rx for SMV Highway Safety: Be Conspicuous
Rx for SMV Highway Safety: Be Conspicuous - Articles Articles
Safely traveling roadways with agricultural equipment requires an extra degree of caution from the equipment operator and from general vehicle drivers sharing the road. More
Tractors in the Woods
Tractors in the Woods - Articles Articles

Tractors in the Woods

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Hazards and safety recommendations that farm and rural landowners should consider when planning to clear fence rows, cut firewood, or transport farm wood products. More
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape
Skid-Steer Safety for Farm and Landscape - Articles Articles
Addresses the safe use of the skid-steer loader as used in agricultural or landscape operations. More
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture
The Safe Use of ATVs in Agriculture - Articles Articles
The ATV has found many uses in agriculture as a substitute for pick-up trucks, horses, and even walking. More
Tractor Stability and Instability
Tractor Stability and Instability - Articles Articles

Tractor Stability and Instability

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

No other farm machine is so identified with the hazards of production agriculture as the tractor. More
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org
Rollover Protection for Farm Tractor Operators - Articles Articles
Tractor rollovers are the single deadliest type of injury incident on farms in the United States. More
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