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Inaugural Ag Safety Expo

Posted: April 10, 2018

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Penn State Extension Farm Safety are jointly hosting Agricultural Safety Expo at the Snider Ag Arena. The event will feature farm safety, rescue demonstrations and displays with opportunity for hands-on participation.

When: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 8 am - 4 pm

Where: PSU Snider Agricultural Arena, 800 E. Park Ave. - corner of Park Avenue and Fox Hollow Road

Who should attend: Farmers, farm employees, Ag Sciences employees, Ag Sciences students, local first responders, firefighters and area EMS agencies

Demonstrations and Displays:

  • Flowing Grain Hazard and Grain Bin Entrapment and Rescue Simulator

This hands-on demonstration will illustrate how grain flows in storage structures and transport vehicles, the hazards of flowing grain, and rescue procedures for freeing a victim entrapped in grain.

  • Tractor Safety and Rollover

This demonstration will feature a trailer mounted tractor cab equipped with hydraulic lift. A simulation of tractor operation on slope up to 30 degrees.

  • Chainsaw Safety

PSU Senior Research Technologist Mike Powell will provide information about chainsaw safety and training.

  • Pesticide Education

Representatives from PSU Pesticide Education Program will display Personal Protective Equipment and Pesticide Spill Cleanup.

  • Horse Rescue Display

A static display of a horse mannequin equipped with a rescue harness will allow attendees to see rescue equipment that is available should the need arise.

  • PTO Hazards Simulator

Intended for adult workers this table top demo is designed to provide a hands‐on, life‐like PTO entanglement scenario.

  • Fire Extinguisher Simulator

Participants can learn some basics of Fire Extinguishers and fight a digital fire using a laser-driven infrared portable extinguisher.

  • Farm Hazard Hunt Display

This demo will show many sources of farm hazards. Discussion of hazard prevention, developing a strategy to deal with potential hazards, and responding to injuries or fatalities from farm hazards.

Please RSVP to or for more information contact:

Penn State University
College of Ag Sciences
Facilities and Safety
112A Ag Admin Building
University Park, PA 16803
814-865-9047