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Rural Safety and Health

Extensive list of documents, fact sheets, and videos on farming and rural safety. Read More

Manure Pits/Farm Ponds/Wells

Documents and fact sheets on farm safety. Read More

Machinery and Vehicle Safety

Long list of fact sheets and videos on farm safety and the safe use of farm machinery and equipment. Read More

Grain Handling/Harvesting/Storage

Fact sheets and videos on topics relating to grain handling and storage safety. Read More

Farming With Disabilities

Long series of videos and documents on farming by people with any type of disabilities. Read More

Child Safety

Many fact sheets and videos on specific topics regarding the safety of children and teens on the farm. Read More

Safe Use of Big Round Balers

Big round balers can be dangerous machines. Every year several farm workers are injured or killed while working with these machines. Injuries result from doing maintenance unsafely, becoming entangled while making machine adjustments, unplugging crop material from the baler, and becoming entangled while observing the machine at work. Read More

Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks

More anhydrous ammonia is used as fertilizer in North Dakota than any other nitrogen fertilizer source. Anhydrous ammonia is classified as a hazardous substance. Most accidents with anhydrous ammonia are due to uncontrolled releases. Few problems occur when the ammonia is being handled and applied as intended. Most uncontrolled releases are due to improper procedures, careless or untrained workers, or faulty equipment. Protective equipment is required by law to be available where anhydrous ammonia is handled or applied. Wearing protective equipment greatly reduces the chance of injury from an ammonia release. Countless tons of anhydrous ammonia are applied every crop year without problems; safe procedures and good-quality equipment do work. Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it. Read More

Tractor Safety: Stay on Top of It!

The farm tractor is often considered the farmer’s best friend. But, all too often, the tractor is the agent of injury and death. Read More

Personal Protective Equipment for Pesticide Work

Agricultural work is hazardous to the human bod. There are countless ways to get hurt while working in agriculture. Many injuries and fatalities point to the need for protective equipment. Read More

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