Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Farm Safety Information Online - FReSH
A new online resource is available to help answer farm safety and health questions. eXtension, a national research and educational based website supported by 74 land grant universities, has launched a website specifically for Farm Safety and Health.
Featured articles for this season include:
* Safety recommendations when baling and handling big round bales
* Confined space hazards and gas monitoring of manure pit gases
* Beef cattle handling safety
* ATV safety
* Hearing loss and protection for agricultural producers
* Grain bin entrapments from flowing grains
The leaders who have provided support for the Farm Safety and Health content include Linda Fetzer, Dennis Murphy, and Aaron Yoder of Pennsylvania State University; Richard Brozowski, University of Maine; Karen Funkenbusch, University of Missouri; Dee Jepsen, The Ohio State University; Carol Jones, Oklahoma State University; Michael Pate, Utah State University; Charles Schwab, Iowa State University; and John Myers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
eXtension is a national internet-based educational network that is integral to and complements the community-based Cooperative Extension System with 24/7/365 availability. Agriculture is a dangerous industry; this online resource is now available to serve the hard working men, women, and families with up-to-date safety and health materials to protect the most valuable assets: the farm workers.