Category Archives: #Plant14

Potential exposure for detasseling crew

When do you know if you have been exposed to farm chemicals? A recent Iowa news article highlighted a group of youth that were in a field detasseling corn and could smell the chemicals being applied in the field next … Continue reading

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16 rotations per second…

PTOs operate by turning at speeds of 9 or 16 rotations per second depending on the gear you are in. This speed makes the PTO shaft very dangerous especially when there is no guard or shields present. The spinning of … Continue reading

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Transporting Machinery

Each year, incidents involving tractors and other farm machinery occur on public roads causing death and injury to those involved. Not to mention the untold costs in damage to equipment. The roads can be a dangerous place for farm and … Continue reading

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