Personal Safety

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

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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
Mowing Turfgrasses
Mowing Turfgrasses - Articles Articles
Grass cutting is the major time-consuming operation in the maintenance of any turfgrass area. More
Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines for Turfgrass Sites
Irrigation Water Quality Guidelines for Turfgrass Sites - Articles Articles
Irrigation water quality is becoming an important issue for managers of golf courses, athletic fields, and institutional grounds in Pennsylvania. 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
Parts of the Pesticide Label
Parts of the Pesticide Label - Articles Articles
You should always read and understand the label before using any pesticide product. 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