Manure Pit Safety- Just Leave That Hat You Dropped

first_img Photo courtesy Michigan Farm BureauManure Pit Safety- Just Leave That Hat You DroppedThis week is Farm Safety and Health Week. Purdue Ag and Biological Engineering Professor and field safety specialist Bill Field recently spoke at the North American Manure Expo at Fair Oaks about safety measures for your manure pit. Field says he has about 360 documented cases where people have been injured or killed handling, transporting, and storing manure, most of which revolve around handling equipment.“For example, the most recent case, a 19-year-old was killed operating a skid-steer loader pushing manure into a lagoon, and he went right into the lagoon, and drown in the lagoon. So, we often don’t give thought to that. We think mostly manure pit cases involve toxic gases- hydrogen sulfide, methane, carbon dioxide, but it’s often those other things that we overlook such as transporting manure on a highway or the power takeoff shaft that runs a manure pump, or agitator. These are things that are causing actually more injuries and fatalities than actual exposure to toxic gases.”One question that Field gets frequently: is it safe to go into the manure pit?“There’s never a safe time to go into a pit. And if you’re going into a pit, you better go into it looking for something that’s really of value, because the cases I’ve had, people have gone into pits looking for their hat that’s gone in there, they’ve gone in after a pig, they’ve gone in after tools, a shovel, they’ve gone in after a seed corn jacket. Those are not good things to die for, but all of those cases ended up in a fatality where people were trying to retrieve something.”Webinars on farm safety and other resources for farmer health can be found at the AgriSafe Network site. Facebook Twitter Manure Pit Safety- Just Leave That Hat You Dropped SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Encouraging Women Landowners to Get More Involved in the Conservation ConversationNext articleVolatile Crude Oil Market Impacting Ag Commodity Prices Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News Manure Pit Safety- Just Leave That Hat You Dropped By Eric Pfeiffer – Sep 18, 2019 SHARElast_img read more

#UPDATE Council crews in Limerick storm clean-up

first_imgFacebook Previous articleLegacy of a ‘difficult bishop’ lives onNext articleLimerick FC retain premier division status Editor Advertisement Linkedin TAGSAskeatonclean-upfoynesHigh tidelimerickLimerick City and County CouncilStorm Brian Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Printcenter_img Limerick Council staff involved in the clean-up operation in the wake of Storm BrianCrews from Limerick City and County Council have been deployed on clean-up duties around Limerick city following some localised flooding caused by Storm Brian.A high tide just after 8 o’clock this morning coupled with a storm surge of 1.72 metres resulted in an actual tide of 8.53 metres.The winds were from the south west, being funnelled up the Shannon Estuary.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The demountable flood barriers erected along the city quays ahead of Storm Ophelia, and which remained in place for Storm Brian, held.There is some flooding on the roads at O’Callaghan and Clancy Strands with motorists asked to take alternative roads.Other areas affected by flooding include:Sarsfield House – Car Park and walkway towards the Potato MarketMerchant’s Quay PlazaLimerick CourthousePotato MarketArea at the back of Limerick City and County Council and Limerick District CourtSmall number of houses at the end of Mill Road, CorballyAll other flood defences in Limerick city held.The flood defences in Foynes and Askeaton also held.A tree was reported down in Loughill, with crews from the Rathkeale Area Office deployed. Motorists are being advised to drive with caution on roads as there may be other trees down.Another high tide of around 6.7 metres is expected around 8.20pm this evening (Sat 21 Oct 2017).Although the council will be monitoring the situation closely, predictions suggest there will be no significant storm surge along the Estuary as winds are expected to be coming from a northwesterly direction.Crews will be remaining on alert to deal with any situation that occurs and council is appealing to people to stay away from rivers and open areas of water during the storm.Some Useful NumbersDial 999/112 for emergency services only if neededLimerick City and County Council 061 556000 Out of Hours 061 417833ESB Networks 1850 372 999Gas Networks Ireland 1850 205 050Irish Water 1850 278 278 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp NewsBreaking news#UPDATE Council crews in Limerick storm clean-upBy Editor – October 21, 2017 5161 last_img read more