Non-Enclosed Manure Storage Tips

Injuries and fatalities occur in confined space manure storages that are enclosed, such as beneath animal quarters; or below-ground reception and pump out pits; and in non-enclosed earthen, synthetic or concrete lined manure storages. However, injuries can also occur with non-enclosed manure storages are open to the atmosphere but may meet the definition of a confined space in terms of occupational safety and health based on storage design and employee exposure to hazards.

In the factsheet Non-Enclosed Manure Storage Safety Tips, UW-Extension Center for Agricultural Safety & Health Interim Director Cheryl Skjolaas shares hazards associated with and safety guidelines to follow when working non-enclosed manure storage.

For more information regarding agricultural safety, please visit UW-Extension Center for Agricultural Safety & Health.

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