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Information on safety for farm equipment and structures, including manure pits, silos, tractors, trucks, trailers, polyethylene storage tanks, farm ponds, ventilation systems and pesticide sprayers. Access to Safety in Agriculture for Youth project.
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Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns
Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns - Articles Articles

Ventilating Greenhouse Livestock Barns

Eileen E. Fabian (Wheeler), Ph.D.

Effective natural ventilation of a greenhouse barn uses properly positioned openings with unobstructed air flow inside the building. More
Lighting and Marking Implements of Husbandry
Lighting and Marking Implements of Husbandry - Videos Videos

Lighting and Marking Implements of Husbandry

Michael Pate, Ph.D.

6:34

A review of safety standards and operation procedures to help keep motorists safe. More
Tractor and machinery are a major source of farm fatalities in Pennsylvania
Farm Safety: Investing in Farm Sustainability - Articles Articles

Farm Safety: Investing in Farm Sustainability

Linda Fetzer, Stephen Brown, Kelly Chege, Michael Pate, Ph.D.

This article will review the financial impact of a farm injury and discuss the research around financial investment in farm safety. More
Keep away from grain augers
Safe Grain Handling During Harvest - News News
Staying safe during grain handling operations is important. Be sure to evaluate and control all hazards. More
2018 National Farm Safety and Health Week Logo
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Penn State Farm Safety Team is encouraging you to participate in the 2018 National Farm Safety Week. More
Utility Vehicle (UTV) use on the farm is very common because of their ability to carry supplies in the cargo bed. Photo Credit: Andrew Frankenfield
ATV and Multipurpose Agricultural Vehicle (MAV) Safety Reminders - News News
Nearly every farm has a 4-wheeler or utility vehicle used to assist with farm activities. Keep safety in mind when operating these vehicles. More
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary
2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles Articles

2017 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary

乐动体育注册 Serap Gorucu, Ph.D, Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E., Michael Pate, Ph.D.

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
Journal of Agromedicine “Leader in the Field” 2018: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD
Journal of Agromedicine “Leader in the Field” 2018: Dennis J. Murphy, PhD - News News
As a leader in agricultural safety and health, we can’t imagine anyone is more widely respected and deserving of this award than Dr. Dennis Murphy." By Barbara C. Lee PhD, Senior Associate Editor More
Reducing Risk When Entering a Confined Space Manure Storage
Reducing Risk When Entering a Confined Space Manure Storage - Videos Videos
This video describes basic questions about hazards associated with manure pits located beneath solid and slatted floor dairy barns that incorporates manure storage. More
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Slotted Floor Storage
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Slotted Floor Storage - Videos Videos
A scale model is used to show risks of working in an empty manure pit without taking at least four simple precautions to ensure safe entry. More
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Solid Covered Storage
Manure Storage Ventilation Demonstration: Solid Covered Storage - Videos Videos
Foolish Freddie demonstrates the proper approach to working in and around manure storages. Sensible steps that must be taken to assure safe entry and working conditions are shown in scale model manure storage. More
What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know
What the Department of Environmental Protection Wants You to Know - News News
Agricultural plastics generated on a farm or business are a form of residual waste, as defined in the Pennsylvania Code, Title 25, Section 287.1. More
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards - Videos Videos

Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards

乐动体育注册 Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

5:55

Biomass production and processing may introduce fire hazards that are not usually found in traditional commodity crop production. More
Photo by Jared Null
Assessing Biomass Processing Fire Hazards and Community Response Capabilities - Articles Articles
This publication focuses on fire hazards in systems that process perennial grass biomass. Described are major codes, the planning needed, and the capabilities of community fire services. More
Photo credit: John Tyson
Farm Safety Reminders - Articles Articles

Farm Safety Reminders

John Tyson

The best piece of safety equipment is the one between your ears. A reminder to think before you act as we head into a busy harvest season. 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
Tabletop Demonstrations
Tabletop Demonstrations - Videos Videos
Learn about the our Ag Safety demonstrations and lesson plans that are available to educators. These demos are an excellent teaching tool for youth and adults about Ag Safety on the farm. More
Ag Safety and Health, Springtime Preparations
Ag Safety and Health, Springtime Preparations - Articles Articles

Ag Safety and Health, Springtime Preparations

乐动体育注册 Linda Fetzer

Spring is one of the busiest times of the year on a farm and sometimes things are so busy that safety is not given the priority that it needs to keep everyone safe. More
A Guide to Teaching Safe Tractor Operation
A Guide to Teaching Safe Tractor Operation - Articles Articles
This manual is designed to assist agricultural producers, employers, and other experiences operators organize and conduct a hands-on safe tractor driving workshop. More
2010-2014 Pennsylvania Farm Fatalities Summary
2010-2014 Pennsylvania Farm Fatalities Summary - Articles Articles

2010-2014 Pennsylvania Farm Fatalities Summary

乐动体育注册 Serap Gorucu, Ph.D, Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E., Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.

Summaries of farm fatalities and crash incidents involving farm vehicles help to identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
2016 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary
2016 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles Articles
Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
2015 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary
2015 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary - Articles Articles

2015 Pennsylvania Farm Fatal Injury Summary

Douglas Schaufler, Ph.D., P.E.

Annual summaries of farm fatalities help identify hazards and risks associated with production agriculture. More
Online Ventilation Tool
Online Ventilation Tool - Articles Articles
The online tool is designed so pit designer/field engineers can predict how confined-space manure storage needs to be ventilated before it is safe to enter. More
Silo Fire Decision Trees
Silo Fire Decision Trees - Articles Articles

Silo Fire Decision Trees

乐动体育注册 Davis E. Hill

Decision trees and recommendations for firefighters to address silo fires. More
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT)
Farm/Agriculture/Rural Management Hazard Analysis Tool (FARM-HAT) - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
A simple method of providing first-hand information about hazards, a process for evaluating hazards, and recommendations on correcting hazards. More
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