SPOTLIGHT: Allow Me To Demonstrate

SPOTLIGHT: Allow Me To Demonstrate

 

Farmfest 2019: Grain Bin Safety Demo

Demonstrations can be an effective method of both teaching and learning. In addition to reading and hearing information, seeing and practicing can help one understand even better.

In an effort to keep farmers up to date with safety and health information, UMASH is going online with the help and expertise of a number of organizations. The UMASH Online Expo: A 20/20 Look at Ag Health, Safety and Wellness is a three day event, August 11 – 13, 2020 and includes demonstrations, speakers, exhibits and a lot of fun.

Demonstrations will be held at noon each day and will feature everyday tasks and hazards common to farming. Demonstrations include grain bin safety, tractor safety and ATV/UTV safety for both adults and youth. We are fortunate to have experts in these safety demonstrations who can explain the risks and demonstrate the best way to get the job done safely to avoid life changing injuries.

Join us from your computer to take in these demos at noon, learn over the lunch hour and check out the other opportunities, speakers and exhibitors that are focused on you and your farm.


LIVE DEMOS

Tuesday, 8/11/2020 @noon

GRAIN BIN RESCUE DEMO

DEMONSTRATOR:
Jim Zwaschka

Instructor, South Central College
Station Captain, North Mankato Fire Department

  • Using a simulated grain bin engulfment, rescue techniques will be demonstrated to safety retrieve a victim from grain engulfment.
  • Attendees will best practice prevention strategies to avoid entrapment or other injury when working around grain bins and how to respond if faced with a grain engulfment situation.

Wednesday 8/12/2020 @noon

PTO SAFETY DEMO

DEMONSTRATOR:
Mike Cruse & Emily Wilmes
Extension Educator, University of Minnesota Extension

  • PTO, tractor safety, and experiential testimony will be shown by Extension Educators
  • A PTO shaft rotates much faster than our reaction time. Learn about the hazards of the power take-off. Watch what happens when a PTO entanglement occurs. Understand prevention steps to reduce the risk of a PTO-related entanglement.

Thursday 8/13/2020 @noon

ATV SIMULATOR DEMO

DEMONSTRATOR:
Bernard Geschke

Program Specialist, Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Ellen Duysen
Coordinator, CS-CASH

Using both a Tilt Table and Full Size ATV Tilting Trailer to demonstrate:

  • Choosing the correct PPE and proper body attire
  • Determining the size appropriate ATV-UTV
  • Understanding the concept of center of gravity and correct body positioning
  • Burn points that can injure the lower leg
  • Use of a safety flag
  • Single riders
  • Maintenance checks

See our photos from Farmfest 2019


LEARN MORE ABOUT THE UMASH ONLINE EXPO

umash.umn.edu/expo