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G1961, Agriculture and the Occupational Safety and Health Act
A farmer who employs one or more persons has the legal responsibility to assure safe and healthful working conditions under the William-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. An amendment to the act also prevents the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from spending any funds to issue or enforce any regulations that apply to any person who farms and employs 10 or fewer employees.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

G1969, Safe Storage and Handling of Grain
Storage and handling of large volumes of grain on Missouri farms is common. In 1978, on-farm storage capacity for shelled grain was approximately 309 million bushels. Much of this grain is stored in bins with capacities ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 bushels.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

G856, Worker Protection Standard for Agricultural Pesticides — Key Features
On Aug. 21, 1992, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final Worker Protection Standard (WPS) governing the protection of employees on farms and in forests, nurseries and greenhouses from occupational exposure to agricultural pesticides. The Standard covers workers in areas treated with pesticides and employees who handle pesticides for use in the production of agricultural plants. The new Standard took effect on Oct. 21, 1992, and is enforceable when a WPS-labeled pesticide is being used.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Laws and policies

G1920, Using Agricultural Anhydrous Ammonia Safely
Anhydrous ammonia is one of the most efficient and widely used sources of nitrogen for plant growth. The advantages of ammonia's relatively easy application and ready availability have led to its increased use as a fertilizer on Missouri farms.
related information: Agriculture > Pests and diseases > Pesticide safety

G1957, Large Round Bales: Safety
The key to safe and efficient systems for handling large round bales is an operator who knows the hazards involved and who follows safety practices that can prevent accidents. Operators must be constantly alert for situations that may cause injuries to themselves or others. Besides pain and suffering, accidents contribute to higher costs in terms of unnecessary downtime or costly machine repairs. Alertness and safety consciousness can result in more efficient and profitable baling and handling.
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NRAES78, On-Farm Agrichemical Handling Facilities
All elements of planning and building a pesticide storage facility are explained here. Components of a well-designed facility are described and illustrated — including storage room, mixing room, locker room, and an area for loading and rinsing equipment.
related information: Agriculture > Equipment and facilities > Farm structures

G1960, Safe Tractor Operation
In 1999 about 780 people in the United States died in agricultural work accidents; nearly 130,000 suffered disabling injuries. The estimated cost of these accidents approached $4.5 billion.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

NRAES25, Used Farm Equipment
This publication explains and shows how to assess previously owned farm equipment and how to inspect items for reliability and safety.
related information: Agriculture > Equipment and facilities > Farm equipment

G1931, Animal Handling Safety Considerations
Few farmers view livestock as a source of danger. Yet animal-related accidents cause numerous deaths and serious injuries each year. A recent National Safety Council study ranked beef cattle farms second and dairy operations third among all farming enterprises in injuries per hours of work. Seventeen percent of all farm injuries involved animals. This equaled the percentage of injuries caused by farm machinery.
related information: Agriculture > Agricultural business > Safety and health

G1503, Operating and Maintaining Grassed Outlet Terrace Systems
Operating terrace systems properly depends on good farming practices and prompt correction of problems Terraces should be inspected one or more times each year. Terrace ridge height and shape should be maintained as built. Occasionally, a modification may be required (for example, if you change basic machinery size from 6-row to 8-row).
related information: Agriculture > Equipment and facilities > Water systems