Personal Safety

Information on personal safety when dealing with turfgrass, including first aid for pesticide poisoning, becoming familiar with heat illness symptoms and noise-induced hearing loss.

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High School Athletic-Field Conditions and Injuries
High School Athletic-Field Conditions and Injuries - Articles Articles
The condition of a playing field is not only of aesthetic importance, but it also may affect play and player safety. More
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning
First Aid for Pesticide Poisoning - Articles Articles
Immediate and appropriate action, such as providing first aid, may be necessary to prevent serious injury to a victim of pesticide poisoning. The situation can be a life-or-death matter. More
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Become Familiar with Heat Illness Symptoms - Articles Articles
When summer temperatures climb, it is extremely important that employers and workers become familiar with the signs, symptoms, and dangers of heat illness. More
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture
Noise Induced Hearing Loss in Agriculture - Articles Articles

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