As we move into fall and harvest season, much of the Upper Midwest has continued to see significant rainfall. Safety issues associated with manure storage,
The Upper Midwest experienced a number of severe injuries and fatalities in the last few years related to the management of manure from animal agriculture operations.
The potential hazards from manure have been known for decades, but as the industry changes and more comprehensive and complex manure management takes place. UMASH is involved with two emerging issues associated with manure: 1. Occupational risks and exposure for custom waste applicators and 2. Using manure solids as bedding on dairy farms investigating both animal and human health implications.
SPOTLIGHT: Manure Safety Toolkit
Helping Research Create Knowledge in Agriculture Safety
Bo Hu, Ph.D. and Associate Professor in the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Minnesota, along with other
Farm Safety Check: Manure Application
When applying manure, it is important to remember to work safely and avoid cutting corners. Besides general machinery safety, there are many additional
Farm Safety Check: Manure Gas
Hydrogen sulfide is a colorless, flammable, and extremely hazardous gas. It is produced by the breakdown of animal wastes or manure. It is heavier than
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