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Website Keeps Farmers and Ranchers Apprised of Safety, Health Concerns


June 27, 2012 — Farmers and ranchers have an online resource for safety and health-related information.

The site, www.extension.org/farm_safety_and_health, is through eXtension, a national consortium of 74 land-grant universities that provides online access to research-based information and education.

“Agriculture is a dangerous industry,” says Randy Weigel, director of Wyoming AgrAbility and a professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of Wyoming.  “This online resource is now available to serve the hardworking men, women and families with up-to-date safety and health materials to protect the most valuable assets: agricultural producers and workers.”

Articles on safety and health, and a calendar of farm safety events are on the site.

Topics include safety when baling and handling large round bales, confined space hazards, gas monitoring of manure pit gases, beef cattle handling safety, ATV safety, hearing loss, and protection for agricultural producers and grain bin entrapments.

For more information, contact Wyoming AgrAbility at 1-866-395-4986, email agrability@uwyo.edu or visit the website www.uwyo.edu/agrability.

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