Ag Safety

Photo of gloved pesticide applicator
Figure 1. Personal protective equipment should always include gloves, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, shoes, and socks. Some situations also call for protective eyeware and coveralls. (Photos by UNL Pesticide Safety Education Program)

Gloves May Help Prevent Parkinson's March 14, 2017

One key to pesticide safety is literally in the palm of your hand: wearing proper gloves.

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Tractor Safety class graphic

Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety Classes Offered Across Nebraska March 2, 2017

Nebraska Extension Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses will be held at nine sites this year. Teens 14 or 15 years old who will work on a farm should plan to attend.

Tractor Safety Training Dates & Sites

Dates, locations, and contact information for site coordinators:

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Warning sign on the side of a grain bin about how to avoid grain entrapment and being injured by an auger.

Grain Engulfment: Quicksand of the Midwest September 23, 2016

Grain engulfment can take a life in a matter of seconds. Followning these precautions can help keep you safe and always remember to have someone nearby if you do have to enter the bin.

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Recommended two-strap respiratory mask
Recommended two-strap respiratory mask

Protect Your Lungs with Properly Fitted Respiratory Masks September 23, 2016

Working around grain means working around dust and chaff. Dusts have the potential to cause health problems or even permanent lung injury. Breathing dust from stored grain or old hay means breathing in fecal material from rodents and birds, as well as molds, fungus, and bacteria in the enclosed environment. 

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A One-stop Website for Agricultural Safety and Health Information March 11, 2016

Celebrate National Agricultural Safety Awareness Week March 6-12 by taking time now to brush up on ag safety tips and share them with family and others working on the farm, particularly youth who may be assisting in new ways for the first time.

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