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Document ID (ISN)55632
CIS number 91-592
Year 1990
Convention or series no. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.90-103
Author(s)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control
Title NIOSH Alert - Request for assistance in preventing deaths of farm workers in manure pits
Bibliographic information Publications Dissemination, Division of Standards Development and Technology Transfer, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA, May 1990. 7p. 13 ref.
Abstract This document describes the hazards associated with the generation of potentially dangerous gases in manure pits. Case reports describe deaths from asphyxiation during 2 incidents involving entry into manure pits. Recommendations include ventilation of all manure pits, testing the atmosphere within a pit before entry and use of a safety belt or harness.
Descriptors (primary) USA; asphyxiants; agriculture; fertilizers; health hazards; storage
Descriptors (secondary) case study; carbon dioxide; hydrogen sulfide; asphyxia; ammonia; fatalities; methane
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Storage and warehousing
Agriculture