Manure Safety Resources

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The 2016 death of a young Portage County farmer who died while agitating a non-enclosed manure storage system has increased awareness of the dangers present in manure gases.

Portage County UW-Extension has created this page as a point of reference and educational information for our agricultural community. Please check back as links will continue to be added.

 

 April 7th Manure Safety Seminar ~ Click here for more information

Notices and Articles

Manure Safety Warning ~ Cheryl Skjolaas, Specialist at UW Madison/Extension Center for Agriculture Safety and Health

Pit Gases Pose a Danger in Beef Barns  ~ Iowa State Extension

 

VIDEOS & WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Manure Gas Safety ~ UW Center for Agricultural Safety & Health

Manure Safety ~ Cheryl Skjolaas, Specialist at UW Madison/Extension Center for Agriculture Safety and Health

Think Safety First ~ Rick Martens, Martens Manurigation, via www.learn.extension.org

 

BROCHURES & PUBLICATIONS

Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Health Hazards ~ UW- Madison/Extension Center for Agricultural Safety and Health & OSHA

Manure Gas Monitor Information ~ Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health

Non-Enclosed Manure Storage Safety Tips ~ UW- Madison/Extension Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

Manure gas safety review of practices and recommendations for Wisconsin livestock farms ~ UW Madison/Extension

Manure Storage Design and Safety Considerations with Gypsum Bedding ~ Penn State Extension

Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips ~ Penn State Extension

Confined Space Manure Storage Hazards ~ Penn State Extension

Preventing Deaths of Farm Workers in Manure Pits ~ The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Beware of Manure Pit Hazards ~ National Ag Safety Database & Michigan State Extension

NRCS Alerts Farmers About Dangers of Manure Storage Agitation ~ USDA NRCS

 

AG SAFETY WEBSITES

Agricultural Safety & Health provided by UW Center for Agricultural Safety & Health

Great Plains Center for Ag Health – Manure Gases

Penn State Manure Pit Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)