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National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program - Articles Articles
The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) is a project of Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) for youth ages 14 and 15. More
Photo provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)
Fall Harvest Safety Tips - Articles Articles
With the urgency felt by farm families during the fall season, here are some safety reminders. More
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training - Online Courses Online Courses
$39.00
In this online tractor safety course, you will become certified to teach and organize the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. More
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT)
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT) - Downloadable Downloadable
A simple method of providing first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards. More
Pre-Operational Checks for Tractors
Pre-Operational Checks for Tractors - Articles Articles
New and experienced growers alike may often overlook the importance of regular equipment checks and maintenance during the heat of the season. More
Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety
Power Take-Off (PTO) Safety - Articles Articles
The Power Take-Off (PTO) shaft is an efficient means of transferring mechanical power between farm tractors and implements. More
Suggestions For Lawnmower Safety
Suggestions For Lawnmower Safety - Articles Articles
Tips on how to safely mow your lawn. More
Keep Extra Riders off Tractors!
Extra Riders on Farm Equipment - Articles Articles
Farm equipment manufacturers have begun installing extra seats on some farm machinery; most notably large tractors and self-propelled machines like combines and forage harvesters. More
ATVs y Juventud: Vehículos Adecuados Para Niños
ATVs y Juventud: Vehículos Adecuados Para Niños - Articles Articles
Hoja Informativa sobre ATVs y Juventud: Vehículos Adecuados Para Niños. More
Demonstration Trailer
Demonstration Trailer - Articles Articles
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
Figure 1. Animal handling may range from moving groups of animals to leading an individual animal by halter (Picture courtesy of North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks, www.nagcate.com).
Animal Handling Tips - Articles Articles
Many farm people have never stopped and actually analyzed why animals behave as they do and, more importantly, what this behavior may mean to their own personal safety. More
Lighting and Marking for Horse Drawn Buggies, Carriages, Carts, and Wagons
Lighting and Marking for Horse Drawn Buggies, Carriages, Carts, and Wagons - Articles Articles
Traditional use of horse-drawn buggies and wagons provide the main mode of transportation. The visibility of buggies and wagons on public roadways is important. More
Horizontal Silo Safety
Horizontal Silo Safety - Articles Articles

Horizontal Silo Safety

William Harshman

This article addresses safety hazards and precautions for horizontal silos, particularly bunker silos. More
A damaged hard hat
Head, Eye, and Foot Protection for Farm Workers - Articles Articles
The National Safety Council estimates that approximately 120,000 agricultural workers suffer disabling injuries each year. More
Corn Harvesting
Guarding Against Corn Harvesting Accidents - Articles Articles
Most serious corn harvesting accidents involve either cornpickers or corn combines. More
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