|Document ID (ISN)||55632|
|Convention or series no.
||DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No.90-103
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control
||NIOSH Alert - Request for assistance in preventing deaths of farm workers in manure pits
||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.
||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.
||USA; asphyxiants; agriculture; fertilizers; health hazards; storage
||case study; carbon dioxide; hydrogen sulfide; asphyxia; ammonia; fatalities; methane
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
Storage and warehousing