FarmSafe Podcast S1E21: Manure Gas Safety

 

Published Jun 29, 2022. Hosted by Kate Crawford.

Episode Summary

Two of the most dangerous hazards with manure gas are hydrogen sulfide and methane. When inhaled, hydrogen sulfide can paralyze the respiratory system leading to asphyxiation and death. Methane in the presence of an ignition source can cause explosions. Today, we hear from a first responder describing some of the calls they’ve responded to for manure gas hazards, and then Renee Anthony, industrial hygienist and professor at the University of Iowa shares recommendations for safety including tips for ventilation, and using gas monitors.