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Aboveground Petroleum Tanks: A Pictorial Guide
PPP-73

Aboveground Petroleum Tanks: A Pictorial Guide

Poorly managed aboveground storage of petroleum products can pose many problems to the environment and the bottom line. This publication addresses the risks associated with aboveground petroleum storage and provides fiel...

Anhydrous Ammonia - 
Understanding, Avoiding and Mediating Inherent Risks
PPP-140

Anhydrous Ammonia - Understanding, Avoiding and Mediating Inherent Risks

Anhydrous ammonia is available from hundreds of agricultural retailers for their farm clientele who use this fertilizer on their corn acreage. While driving through Indiana's farmland in late fall or spring, it is a comm...

Aquatic Pest Management
PPP-5

Aquatic Pest Management

This publication provides information about the control of aquatic weeds and other aquatic pests, chemicals to be used, and application methods and techniques. Color photos and descriptions are included of common Indiana...

Beware of Machine Hazards
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Beware of Machine Hazards

This brochure discusses machine hazards and precautions to avoid injury....

Bulk Pesticide & Fertilizer Storage on Indiana Farms
PPP-63

Bulk Pesticide & Fertilizer Storage on Indiana Farms

You may take advantage of lower prices by purchasing pesticides or fertilizers in bulk quantities and buying early. Having these products readily available on the farm allows you to make timely pesticide and fertilizer a...

Chain Saw Safety
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Chain Saw Safety

This brochure discusses a number of factors which can make chain saws hazardous....

Children and Poisoning: Seconds Matter
PPP-53

Children and Poisoning: Seconds Matter

This publication explains how poisonings happen, how to prevent them, and understanding emergency response teams. It helps readers prepare for and handle emergencies, and teach children about poisonings and other emergen...

Extracting Stuck Equipment Safely, How to Avoid Expensive and Painful Incidents
PPP-98

Extracting Stuck Equipment Safely, How to Avoid Expensive and Painful Incidents

This publication examines the ratings of towing devices, factors to consider before you pull out stuck equipment or vehicles, and when calling a professional wrecker service is warranted. Our goal is that equipment opera...

Farm Family Exposure to Pesticides: A Discussion with Farm Families
PPP-72

Farm Family Exposure to Pesticides: A Discussion with Farm Families

This publication addresses questions and concerns regarding pesticide risks and explains how risk is evaluated; it directs you to additional sources of information on pesticide toxicity. Data from the Farm Family Exposur...

Farm Truck Accidents: Considering Your Liability Management Options
PPP-91

Farm Truck Accidents: Considering Your Liability Management Options

This publication discusses a number of measures you can take to reduce your over-the-road liabilities that may result from accidents involving trucks, tractors, and agricultural implements.

Format: Bo...

Grain Storage Problems Are Increasing the Dangers to Farm Operators
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Grain Storage Problems Are Increasing the Dangers to Farm Operators

This grain quality fact sheet explains flowing grain entrapments, four primary accident categories, and offers tips to protect you from entrapment and suffocation. It also discusses respiratory hazards, how to reduce...

Hold It Down pocket guide
PPP-84

Hold It Down pocket guide

This laminated pocket guide lists the working load limits for chains, webs, and ropes. It also shows the right number of tie-downs for safely securing loads. Small enough to carry it in your pocket or put it in your glov...

Hold It Down! Poster
PPP-76

Hold It Down! Poster

This laminated poster lists the working load limits for chains, webs, and ropes. It also shows the right number of tie-downs for safely securing loads. Hang it in the shop as a quick reference the next time you send out ...

Keep the Spray Rig on the Road and Out of Trouble: Tips for Dealing with Distracted and Impatient Drivers
PPP-117

Keep the Spray Rig on the Road and Out of Trouble: Tips for Dealing with Distracted and Impatient Drivers

This publication provides suggestions and guidance that will allow operators of larger agricultural equipment to safely navigate the congested roads that we share with the distracted and impatient public. There is als...

Keep the Trailer Connected to the Truck: Understanding the 'Hitch' System
PPP-92

Keep the Trailer Connected to the Truck: Understanding the 'Hitch' System

This publication identifies the critical factors that keep trailers properly attached to trucks. Its goal is to help you understand how those factors work together and reduce your chances of losing a trailer on a busy hi...

Managing Aspergillus Ear Rot and Aflatoxin
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Managing Aspergillus Ear Rot and Aflatoxin

This brochure offers quick tips to help grain producers, livestock producers, and storage and handling personnel minimize the risk posed by aflatoxin. Additional information is available on the Managing Moldy Corn websi...

Managing Farm Chemicals (brochure)
PPP-50

Managing Farm Chemicals (brochure)

The manner in which you handle and manage all types of farm chemicals can have a major impact on the worth of your property. Planning for emergencies is a vital component of good chemical management. This brochure provid...

Managing Farm Emergencies
PPP-57

Managing Farm Emergencies

Emergencies can happen when you least expect them and even to the farmer who is alert and cautious. Accidents may happen despite trying everything to prevent them. This publication explains how to respond and prepare for...

Managing Moldy Grain
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Managing Moldy Grain

Molds are a concern because they can reduce grain quality and storability. Under some conditions, certain molds can produce mycotoxins, substances that can be harmful to livestock and humans. This brochure explains basic...

Pesticide Minibulks - Filling, Maintenance, Containment
PPP-136

Pesticide Minibulks - Filling, Maintenance, Containment

There is no doubt that agriculture has embraced minibulk use as a very cost-effective and efficient way of moving pesticides from retailers to farms. The convenience of bypassing many smaller containers and the lower pri...

Pesticide Toxicology--Evaluating Safety and Risk
PPP-40

Pesticide Toxicology--Evaluating Safety and Risk

This publication is intended to foster a better understanding of the role of toxicology in the safety evaluation and registration for pesticides.

Language: English.

Pages: 67.

Pesticides and Container Management
PPP-21

Pesticides and Container Management

Proper management of pesticide containers generally is a straightforward procedure, but it requires careful thought and a proper attitude. Appropriate transportation and storage of pesticides help protect the environment...

Pesticides and Ecological Risk Assessment
PPP-41

Pesticides and Ecological Risk Assessment

This publication provides background information on the process of risk assessment and the role it plays in pesticide registration. It is intended to foster a better understanding of ecological risk assessment procedures...

Pesticides and Environmental Site Assessments
PPP-42

Pesticides and Environmental Site Assessments

Environmental assessments are now performed routinely at commercial pesticide and fertilizer application businesses, farms, golf courses, lawn care companies, pest control firms and other businesses. The purpose of this ...

Pesticides and Fleet Vehicles Transporting Pesticides Safely
PPP-58

Pesticides and Fleet Vehicles Transporting Pesticides Safely

The care that you devote to maintaining your fleet goes a long way in conveying your commitment to quality service. This publication discusses the importance of vehicle maintenance, safe driving practices and how to resp...

Pesticides and Human Health Risk Assessment
PPP-48

Pesticides and Human Health Risk Assessment

The public and policymakers want clear, definitive answers about pesticides. These answers are based on risk assessment. This publication describes risk assessment and its role in determining the safety of pesticides. ...

Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment
PPP-38

Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment

Decisions about personal protective equipment (PPE) are challenging for pesticide users on farms and in gardens, pest control businesses, and greenhouses. This publication discusses the links between safety, attitude, an...

Pesticides and Planning for Emergencies
PPP-44

Pesticides and Planning for Emergencies

Customer loyalty can mean the difference between prosperity and bankruptcy in today's highly competitive pest control markets, both urban and rural. Equally important—but often overlooked—are potential financ...

Pesticides and Spill Management
PPP-28

Pesticides and Spill Management

Discusses what to do when there is a pesticide spill. Tells who you must call and who you may need to call. Gives phone numbers for these people. Provides a list of emergency people and gives room to put their phone nu...

Plan Today For Tomorrow's Flood
PPP-87

Plan Today For Tomorrow's Flood

This publication raises the awareness of how floodwaters pose risks to both agricultural retailers and their communities. It includes the lessons many retail managers learned from their flooding experiences, and helps re...

Plugging Abandoned Water Wells: A Landowner's Guide
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Plugging Abandoned Water Wells: A Landowner's Guide

This publication discusses the Indiana regulations about abandoned wells, and the procedures that landowners must use to seal up different types of abandoned wells....

Poly Tanks for Farm Businesses Preventing Catastrophic Failures
PPP-77

Poly Tanks for Farm Businesses Preventing Catastrophic Failures

High-density polyethylene tanks have been used successfully by growers and commercial pesticide application businesses for years. While the benefits of poly tank ownership are well established, the risk of tank failure i...

Quick Response Emergency Plan
PPP-45

Quick Response Emergency Plan

It is important to have all emergency information quickly available when an emergency situation arises. This quick response plan booklet helps you to keep this information readily available. The booklet is styled as a ...

Right Tank for Micro-Nutrients
PPP-141

Right Tank for Micro-Nutrients

Farmers and g retailers are always looking for ways to get more bushels out of every acre. In recent years, Corn Belt farmers have begun using more micronutrients as part of their fertilizer programs to try to improve th...

Rural Security Planning: Protecting Family, Friends, and Farms
PPP-64

Rural Security Planning: Protecting Family, Friends, and Farms

You may think that you know what fire department volunteers would do if your barn were to catch fire, but do you really? How would they react if no one was available to answer the question....

Safety with Agricultural and Industrial Rotary Mowers
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Safety with Agricultural and Industrial Rotary Mowers

This brochure discusses safety practices and maintenance for safety with agricultural and industrial rotary mowers....

Securing The Load
PPP-75

Securing The Load

Losing cargo on the road is serious business. The proper loading, positioning, and securing of cargo on a truck or trailer can prevent accidents in transit. This publication refers to government securement regulations an...

The Aftermath of a Farm Truck Crash: Lawsuits, Settlements, and Court Proceedings
PPP-95

The Aftermath of a Farm Truck Crash: Lawsuits, Settlements, and Court Proceedings

This publication provides insights into what to do after one of your trucks, tractors, or agricultural implements is involved in a crash or collision. This guide will describe the legal process, settlements, and court pr...

The Selection and Inspection of Hoses: An Integral Component of Everyday Equipment
PPP-89

The Selection and Inspection of Hoses: An Integral Component of Everyday Equipment

When worn-out hoses fail or don't work, it becomes very clear how important those inexpensive parts can be. This publication describes design characteristics to look for to correctly select a hose, and offers inspection ...

The Tractor Hitch Pin: A Critical Component in Keeping Control of Implements
PPP-94

The Tractor Hitch Pin: A Critical Component in Keeping Control of Implements

This publication examines the factors that play critical roles in keeping implements or wagons connected to farm tractors and allow operators to maintain control of their implements and loads. Understanding how these fac...

The Truck-Trailer Combination Vehicle: Making Sure the Numbers Add Up
PPP-106

The Truck-Trailer Combination Vehicle: Making Sure the Numbers Add Up

This publication will help you understand how to critically analyze the ratings of your "super vehicles". This will help you determine whether components are properly matched and to pinpoint dificiencies that need to be ...

Tires For the Road and Field: A Guide to Getting the Best Value and Performance
PPP-99

Tires For the Road and Field: A Guide to Getting the Best Value and Performance

This publication provides practical information to help you select the right replacement tires for your vehicles and operations. It examines the rationale behind maintaining proper tire pressures and describes what tire ...

Transporting Farm Equipment
PPP-83

Transporting Farm Equipment

No matter what you're moving, state and federal laws apply when you move farm equipment and supplies on roads and highways. This publication describes safe practices for moving farm equipment and your obligations under t...

Understanding the Revised Worker Protection Standard - What Employers and Others Need to Know
PPP-131

Understanding the Revised Worker Protection Standard - What Employers and Others Need to Know

Learn how to keep your employees safe and meet federal regulations, using the Worker Protection Standards. ...

When Floods Threaten magnet
PPP-88

When Floods Threaten magnet

This handy magnet provides a quick list of steps agricultural retailers should take when floods threaten their facilities. It is a companion piece to Purdue Extension publication PPP-87, Plan Today For Tomorrow's Flood: ...