- The GPCAH Annual Report is available. Check out our center’s updates, here!
- Safety Watch – Everyday Lessons – Iowa Farmer Today, Stephanie Leonard
- Patience prevents accidents when baling, moving hay – Illinois Farmer Today, Stephanie Leonard
- Safety Watch: Knock-down effect of hydrogen sulfide – Iowa Farmer Today, Stephanie Leonard
- Safety Watch: Help farm kids play it safe – Marizen Ramirez and Tammy Ellis
- Pig farmers at greater risk for drug-resistant staph infections – US News & World Report
- Safety Watch – Anhydrous injury survivors share stories – Stephanie Leonard
- Anhydrous safety online resources – Iowa Farmer Today
- In Iowa’s Interest: Focus on Safety and Health of Farm Families and Workers is Crucial – US Senator Tom Harkin
Manure Pit Gas Awareness
In the Midwest, an estimated 24% of swine barn manure pits have experienced “foaming”, which can trap high concentrations of methane gas resulting in hazardous environments. These high concentrations can cause flash fires or explosions if there is an ignition source. Since 2009, at least 11 explosions have occurred in upper Midwest barns from methane releases in foaming manure. See Foaming Manure Pit Dangers Fact Sheet
Avian Influenza Outbreak
Since December 2014, over 47 million birds in the US have been affected by the avian influenza outbreak. GPCAH, in collaboration with its partners, has produced a resource outlining personal protective equipment (PPE) recommendations for workers in poultry facilities. See Avian Influenza PPE Guidelines.
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