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Agricultural Safety

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Most fatal accidents on farms are caused by _____. Machinery
Farm chemicals such as pesticides should be stored in places where _____. a. children cannot get to them c. there are no sewer or drainage lines b. they will not freeze d. All of the above All of the above
Heat stress suffered by workers during hot weather is sometimes called _____. a. heat exhaustion c. heatstroke b. heat prostration d. all answers are correct All of the above
Avoiding hazards in handling livestock involves _____. designing facilities where workers are not in small areas with animals
In silos, fermentation produces _____. both “carbon dioxide” and “nitrogen dioxide”
When unloading grain from a storage bin, a worker can be in a dangerous situation within _____. 4 to 5 seconds
Infectious viruses can be transmitted by _____. Skunks, raccoons and bats
Livestock workers are exposed to all the following atmospheric contaminations except _____. abestos
In animal confinement buildings, workers should wear dust filters providing protection from particles _____ in diameter. 0.3 micron
Class B fires are those burning _____. Paints and solvents
Which of the following diseases is NOT a major threat to the animal agriculture industry? anemia
To prevent diseases from entering the herd, livestock producers should buy only healthy animals, and keep them quarantined for _____. 10 to 30 days
The FDA, Department of Homeland Security, and every citizen are responsible for _____. assuring security of the nation’s food supply
If the chemical is moderately toxic, the label says ____________________. WARNING
A fire involving burning electrical equipment is a ____________________. Class C fire
Breathing large amounts of dust can cause ____________________ Syndrome in workers. Toxic Organic dust
The 5 to 20 feet ____________________ around cattle is allowed to keep the animal calm. flight zone
The ____________________ issues regulations designed to reduce health risks associated with chemicals. Enviormental Protectional Agency
When setting a chute for loading and unloading hogs, it should slope no more than ____________________ degrees. 25
A worker should not enter a silo for ____________________ weeks after it has been filled. 3
____________________ are diseases and parasites that can be passed between humans and animals. Zoonoses
Sources of wiring information for farmers can be obtained from ____________________. Agricultural Wiring HAndbook
____________________ is a fire burning combustible metals. Class D
The deliberate use of biological or chemical weapons to bring harm to agricultural enterprises is called ____________________. agroterrism
Explain why a standby source of electrical power is recommended for modern livestock farms. Emergency power sources are important because they can be lifesaving in some situations; for example, if a fan fails in a manure pit, it could result in toxic gas buildup.
Explain why loading and unloading livestock are particularly dangerous. The animals are exicted and confused by what is happening.
List some precautions for the safe handling of cattle. (1) Avoid loud noises; (2) Eliminate shadows and contrasting patterns around cattle; (3) Do not push cattle too hard; (4) Allow cattle to follow the natural herd leader.
List examples of toxic gases found in livestock confinement buildings. ammonia, methane, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon monoxide
List examples of personal protective equipment for livestock workers. safety glasses, leather gloves, safety shoes, and respiratory protection
Discuss ways of preventing diseases in animals and preventing transmittal to humans. cleanliness, vaccination, quarantine of sick animals, and avoiding exposure
Name five ways “agents of destruction” such as pests, diseases, and chemicals are spread. animals, wind, accidentally by people, vehicles and equipment, spread deliberately as an act of terrorism
List and describe the markings of the types of fire extinguishers. Class A—marked with a green triangle Class B—marked with a red square Class C—marked with a blue circle Class D—marked with a yellow star
Created by: sydneytymula