Agricultural Health and Safety

Health and safety are primary considerations in all projects and activities. Safety in using machinery, constructing or modifying structures, working with animals, and using household and agricultural chemicals is promoted through educational materials, technical support, workshops, and client contact. The indoor air quality program (described below) addresses confined space issues and indoor air pollution issues through training programs and distribution of educational materials.

WVU Extension Service Resources

Pesticide Storage, Mixing, and Disposal on the Farm - PDF Format (5pp, 54k)
ATVs Can Be Deadly For The Young And The Reckless
Safe Use of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
Hazard Alert! Handling and Storage of Grain and Silage
Carbon Monoxide in Homes and Workshops

Related Web Sites:

Iowa State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - Agricultural Health & Safety
National Agricultural Safety Database Homepage
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Safe Grain and Silage Handling - NIOSH Publication No. 95-109
Cornell University Environmental Health and Safety Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
WVU Safety and Health Extension: Agricultural & Rural Safety