Content tagged "confined space safety"

Entrapment Risk due to Flowing Grain

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 19, 2016

Farmers and ranchers use bins to dry and store grain and to feed their livestock. For the most part, augers are used to transfer the grain to and from bins....

Confined Spaces: Hazards of Manure Gases

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a confined space as a space that:Confined spaces on a farm or ranch in which manure handling...

Grain Dust Explosions

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Source: Penn State Ag Safety and Health)Grain dust explosions of any size can cause damage to equipment, reduced work time, and injury or death. By...

Manure Foaming

Ag Safety and Health Updated: November 12, 2015

Foam in manure pits can be a danger both to animals and workers around the pits. Manure foaming occurs primarily in hog facilities, most commonly in the...

Confined Spaces: Emergencies and Rescue

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 22, 2015

Entering a confined-space manure storage area can be deadly. Farm and ranch managers, family members, and employees must have a complete understanding of...

Confined Space Safety Publications

Ag Safety and Health Updated: August 04, 2015

 

Confined Space Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 2015

Following Proper Grain Bin Entry Procedures Saves Lives (2013)3:45 minutesGrain Rescue (2009)2:42 minutesGrain Bin Safety: Protecting Yourself and Your...

Dangers of Silo Gases

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 2015

After harvested forages are placed in a silo, they often produce gases during the early stages of the fermentation process. Silo gases are difficult to...

Ventilation Systems for Confined Space Manure Storage

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Agricultural Safety and Health, Pennsylvania State University)Ventilation is crucial in reducing risk exposure when entering a confined space manure...

Monitoring Manure Gases

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

The four main toxic gases found in manure storage areas are ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and methane. Due to the toxicity of these gases, you...

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