Worker Protection: 5 Steps to Ensure Proper Respirator Compliance

🕔Apr 16, 2019Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. Handlers are employees, owners, and family members who apply, load, unload, rinse […]

Minnesota: Chlorpyrifos – Remember Best Management Practices, Respirator Requirements

🕔Aug 8, 2018The challenges posed by soybean aphid resistance to pyrethroid insecticides have resulted in more growers turning to insecticides containing chlorpyrifos for management of soybean aphid outbreaks. Chlorpyrifos is an organophosphate […]

Farm Safety: Keeping Employees Safe Starts with a Team Approach – DTN

🕔Jan 20, 2017Unfortunately, most of us know someone who has been injured in a farming accident. One of my own family members was involved in a serious accident a few years ago. […]

Fertilizer: Court Says OSHA Acted Improperly On Retail Handling Changes

🕔Oct 10, 2016This post is not legal advice In July of 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum revising the retail exemption for facilities that would be exempt […]

OSHA’s Anhydrous Ammonia Regs Rejected Due to Improper Procedure – DTN

🕔Sep 26, 2016A federal agency violated the law in its attempt to tighten regulations on anhydrous ammonia following the ammonium nitrate explosion and tragedy that killed 15 people at West Fertilizer Co. […]

Ag Retailers Sue OSHA Over Anhydrous Ammonia Regulations

🕔May 16, 2016Ag retailers who sell fertilizers have sued the Occupational Safety Hazard Administration over the agency’s move to further regulate anhydrous ammonia in what the industry sees as a change that […]

Fertilizer: What Happens if Retailers Stop Selling Anhydrous Ammonia? – DTN

🕔Mar 25, 2016As John Oehlerking was busy applying anhydrous ammonia Tuesday on his farm near Elmwood, Nebraska, he had more on his mind than the usual precautions and care typically given the […]

Family Farm: Accident Forces to Tough Decision to Leave – DTN

🕔Sep 25, 2015John Moore’s family is leaving their Manhattan, Illinois, farm — not an easy decision for a farmstead that dates back to 1926. The farm economy is tough, but there’s so […]

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