Content tagged "emergency response safety"

Silo Fire Prevention and Management

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 16, 2016

 Because the ingredients needed for a fire to occur are present in silos, agricultural producers who have silos should take steps to minimize the likelihood...

Basic CPR

Ag Safety and Health Updated: November 06, 2015

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that is useful in many types of emergency situations. Although this article describes basic...

First Aid Kits for Production Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 21, 2015

Most farms and ranches require multiple first aid kits due to the many types of jobs and the dispersed areas of work in a production agriculture operation....

Lightning Protection Systems

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 28, 2015

Lightning protection systems are recommended for all barns to reduce the risk of damage sustained from a lightning strike. Thunderstorms involving lightning...

Preventing Fires in Baled Hay and Straw

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 24, 2015

Most hay fires occur within the first six weeks after baling. Understanding the causes of fires in stored hay and learning how to reduce fire hazards will...

Lightning Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 23, 2015

Lightning and thunderstorms typically occur during the spring and summer months. As human beings, we are great conductors of lightning because approximately...

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...

Basic First Aid

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 21, 2015

Farm and ranch owners and managers, as well as family members working on a farm or ranch, should receive first aid training. Having personnel trained in...

Emergency Response and Preparedness Publications

Ag Safety and Health Updated: August 04, 2015

 

Emergency Response and Safety Videos

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 05, 2015

Connecting the Cloud to the Field (2013)3:53 minutes 

PAgricultural Rescue Training

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Safety and Health)Recognizing the importance of agricultural rescue training and the lack of such...

Farm Family Emergency Response Program

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

The Farm Family Emergency Response Program provides awareness training for individuals living or working on farms or ranches and outlines basic responses and...

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