Anhydrous Ammonia: Farmer Training Isn’t a Bad Idea – DTN

🕔May 9, 2019A recent incident in suburban Chicago involving an anhydrous ammonia leak that injured several people, including first responders, underscores the dangers the nitrogen fertilizer can present in both transportation and […]

Flood Cleanup – Avoid Compounding The Tragedy – DTN

🕔Mar 26, 2019As people clean up after floodwater recedes in some Midwest locations, health care professionals remind people they still need to protect themselves even though the water is gone. This includes […]

Minnesota: 4 Upcoming Pesticide Respirator Workshops

🕔Mar 22, 2019Wearing a respirator is critical for using certain pesticides safely. Under the Worker Protection Standard, employers of pesticide applicators are required to provide annual fit testing and respirator training to […]

Anhydrous Ammonia Applications – Equipment Considerations

🕔Mar 22, 2019Because of limited fall 2018 anhydrous ammonia fertilizer application, fertilizer infrastructure including transportation, distribution, and application may be stressed this spring. A review of application equipment considerations can help ensure […]

Grain Dust Explosions Up in 2018; Injuries, Fatalities Decline

🕔Feb 25, 2019An increase in grain dust explosions were reported nationally at grain handling, feed manufacturing and biofuel facilities in 2018; however, resulting injuries and fatalities were down from the previous year, […]

Grain Bin Safety: 11 Steps to Avoid Accidents

🕔Nov 2, 2018Flowing Grain Hazards in Agriculture Approximately 36 grain bin entrapments occur annually with over half of engulfment incidents resulting in a fatality. The primary cause of entrapment occurs during unloading […]

Farm Safety: Extracting Farm Machinery from Muddy Fields

🕔Sep 13, 2018Weather continues to change and impact field conditions this time of year. Rain, snow, and ice can complicate a day’s work in the field when soil becomes water logged. Often […]

Farm Safety: Understanding Grain Bin Hazards – Videos

🕔Sep 13, 2018Grain bins pose serious risks to farmworkers and their families. Watch this video, created by N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent Paul Smith, Jr., demonstrating the dangers associated with working or playing […]

Grain Bin Safety: Nationwide Awards 29 Fire Departments with Rescue Tubes

🕔Jun 28, 2018Each year, tragedy strikes across rural America when lives are lost due to grain bin entrapments. To help lead the fight against these accidents, Nationwide, in partnership with the National Education Center […]

More Grain Dust Explosions Reported Nationwide in 2017

🕔Mar 9, 2018There were seven reported grain dust explosions at U.S. food and agricultural facilities in 2017, two more than in 2016 but still below the 10-year average of 9.3 explosions per […]

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