Manure Storage Areas - Potential Death Traps (PSA Radio Script)

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What do methane gas, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia and carbon monoxide have in common?

First, they're all formed as animal waste decomposes. Second, they're all found in manure storage facilities and can turn them into potential death traps.

It's essential for dairy and livestock producers to follow all safety precautions when they're around manure storage facilities. These gases can--and will--kill if you aren't on the lookout.

Brought to you by Iowa State University Extension's SAFE FARM program, making Iowa farms a safe place to work and live.

This radio public service announcement script was distributed by Iowa State University Extension as part of the Safe Farm Program. Safe Farm promotes health and safety in agriculture. It is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Iowa State University, and a network of groups that serve Iowa farm workers and their families. Distribution date: November 1993.

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