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UMASH Safety Demonstration Pavilion

The UMASH Safety Demonstration Pavilion will Provide:

  • Free swag bags with sunblock, prescription drug disposal kits, and more giveaways including hand sanitizer and personal protection equipment.
  • PTO Safety demonstration and live, personal conversation with a farmer on PTO entanglements
  • Tractor rollover and rescue demonstration and key prevention messages
  • Youth UTV and ATV on a tilt table for attendees to learn and apply skills
  • Critical grain site safety demonstrations, with respiratory and confined space experts
  • Pavilion with dozens of farmers and experts, including an AgriSafe nurse, to help you farm safely.

GRAIN HANDLING SAFETY DEMO

DEMONSTRATOR:
Jim Zwaschka

Fire Instructor, South Central College Ag Instructor 
Assistant Chief, North Mankato Fire Department

  • Demo will highlight examples of available best practices for grain bins, confined spaces and machine safety. Using examples and explanations of lockout tagout for entry, and what harnessing and anchor systems can do to make environments safer.
  • Learn what discussions should take place on the farm before the event of an emergency to assure first responders have needed information and processes in place.
  • These topics will be presented along with examples and demonstrations of agricultural safety awareness.
  • Experts will also share insight on respiratory protection and air monitoring and how it can be applied on the farm

 


TRACTOR ROLLOVER RESCUE DEMO

DEMONSTRATOR:
Max Radil

Farmer, Firefighter, Forada, MN

  • 80% of all accidents on a farm involve a tractor, and rollover accidents are the leading cause of tractor-related deaths, and rollover accidents occur faster than our human capacity for reaction.
  • Understand tractor stability.
  • Understand that tractors are top heavy and can easily be tipped.
  • Firefighters will share the proper tools and training to properly “right” the tractor as more harm can be done to the victim if not done correctly.

ATV AND UTV SAFETY DEMO

DEMONSTRATORS:
Ellen Duysen
Community Outreach Specialist
Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)

Bernard Geschke
Program Specialist
Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Brian Kuhl
President and Chief Executive Officer
Progressive Agriculture Foundation

Learn about ATV and UTV safety for both adults and youth.

Hear from experts about:

  • 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

POWER TAKE-OFF (PTO) SAFETY DEMO

DEMONSTRATORS:
Mike Wojahn

Emily Krekelberg
Educator for Farm Safety and Health
Director of Rural Stress Task Force
University of Minnesota Extension

  • A PTO shaft rotates much faster than our reaction time, and getting caught in a turning PTO shaft can happen quickly and be lethal.
  • 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.
  • There will be a once-daily live, personal conversation with a farmer who experienced a PTO tragedy.



Additional support provided by Minnesota Farm Bureau Foundation, Minnesota Department of Agriculture