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Anhydrous Ammonia: Managing The Risks

Anhydrous ammonia has the potential to be one of the most dangerous chemicals used in agriculture today. It is used and stored under high pressures, which requires specially designed and well-maintained equipment. Those who work with anhydrous ammonia must be trained to follow exact procedures in handling it.

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Chain Saw Safety: No Tricks

It is very important to become familiar with the recommended safe operational procedures before attempting to work with a chain saw. A safe way to prepare yourself for operating a chain saw is to read the operator’s manual and obtain training from someone who is experienced with chain saws.

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Laundering Pesticide-contaminated Work Clothes

This publication discusses methods of handling pesticide contaminated work clothing in the home. It reviews proper washing techniques. Finally, it explains the limitations of applying recommendations developed in the 1980s and 1990s with contemporary wash equipment, detergents, generally lower toxicity pesticides and new fabrics and finishes.

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The Scoop on Snow Shoveling Safety

The weather can make shoveling more difficult. Cold air makes working and breathing hard, which adds some extra strain on the body. Shovelers also are at risk for hypothermia, a decrease in body temperature, if they are not dressed correctly for the weather conditions.

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