Content tagged "confined space safety"

Confined Space Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: April 03, 2014

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

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...

Manure Foaming

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Iowa Pork Producers Association)Foam in manure pits can be a danger both to animals and workers around the pits. Manure foaming occurs primarily in...

Confined Space Safety Publications

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 10, 2014

 

Dangers of Silo Gases

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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...

Confined Spaces: Emergencies and Rescue

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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

Entrapment Risk due to Flowing Grain

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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....

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...

Grain Dust Explosions

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

(Source: United States Department of Labor)Grain dust explosions of any size can cause damage to equipment, reduced work time, and injury or death. By...

Confined Spaces: Hazards of Manure Gases

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 23, 2013

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...

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