Douglas Schaufler, Penn State University Research Associate and specialist in agricultural safety and health, agricultural machinery, fluid power, alternative fuels, edible oils, and biodiesel.Hosted by: Northeast woody/warm season Biomass Consortium
This presentation offers a sneak peek at some of what will be found in a new, major publication
entitled Safety and Health Management Planning for Biomass Producers
Biomass operations involve a unique set of risks, but because some of
these crops and management techniques may be relatively new to the
farming landscape, few resources exist to help producers identify and
mitigate these risks. In this webinar, you'll hear from one of the
writers of the new report whose research was informed by site visits to
active biomass operations as well as years of experience in the field.
This is one presentation that no one involved in the biomass supply
chain should miss! Resources:
Video:Biomass Harvesting in Winter Conditions
Video: Hazards of Biomass Production on Marginal Land
Schaufler, D., D. Murphy, and S. Harlow. Research Summary: Safety and
Health Risks of Producing Biomass on the Farm. Published on eXtension.
Schaufler, D., A. Yoder, D. Murphy, C Schwab, A. DeHart. 2014. Safety
and Health Hazards in On-Farm Biomass Production and Processing. Journal
of Agricultural Safety and Health. DOI 10.13031/jash.20.10639
Yoder, A.M., C. V. Schwab, P. D. Gunderson, and D. J. Murphy. 2013.
Safety and Health in Biomass Production, Transportation and Storage.
Journal of Agromedicine. DOI: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.886539
This Webinar Series
is hosted by Sarah Wurzbacher, NEWBio
, Penn State University and eXtension Farm Energy community
. It is held (usually) on the second Tuesday of each month at 1PM
Eastern time, 12 CT, 11 MT, 10 PT.NEWBio
is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative
Competitive Grant no. 2012-68005-19703 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture