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NFSHW23: Confined Spaces on Dairy Farms

September 21, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Last updated on September 21st, 2023 at 02:07 pm

Summary: Confined spaces such as tanks and storage bins are recognized workplace hazards on agricultural production settings. Manure storage facilities are often not recognized as confined spaces, especially on dairy farms. These facilities meet the definition of a confined space as they can expose workers to toxic gases and other hazards. The purpose of this webinar is to present how manure storage facilities meet the definition of confined spaces, and the potential hazards associated with these facilities.

 Intended Audience: Agricultural health and safety researchers, extension staff, healthcare professionals, and agricultural producers

Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…

  1. Understand the definition of a confined space
  2. Understand how manure storage facilities meet the criteria for confined space
  3. Understand how dairy farm manure storage facilities have contributed to worker fatalities
  4. Understand management practices for confined spaces on dairy farms

Presenter: David Douphrate, PhD, MPT, MBA, CPE, CSP
Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, Texas A&M University School of Public Health

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September 21, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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