Manure Management Program

For this NYSERDA-funded project I work under the direction of Dr. Norm Scott (Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering) and collaborate with Curt Gooch, PE, Brian Aldrich and others. I have been providing a safety and health site assessment of manure handling and anaerobic digestion for dairy farms with  written reports.

From the first such report, I have developed a generic protocol for conducting such site assessments for use by health and safety professionals and a site assessment protocol for use by farmers, themselves; these items have completed the review process and are available online.

For this project I have compiled a factsheet on OSHA health and safety regulations in agriculture which is currently under review by NYSERDA. I have also been reviewing farm safety factsheets including: Chapter 5 on Health and Safety for Bulletin 458.