Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health

Volume

20

Issue

4

First Page

283

Last Page

299

Research Focus Area(s)

Occupational Safety Engineering

DOI

10.13031/jash.20.10639

Abstract

There is significant interest in biomass production ranging from government agencies to the private sector, both inside and outside of the traditional production agricultural setting. This interest has led to an increase in the development and production of biomass crops. Much of this effort has focused on specific segments of the process, and more specifically on the mechanics of these individual segments. From a review of the scientific literature, it is seen that little effort has been put into identifying, classifying, and preventing safety hazards in on-farm biomass production systems. This article describes the current status of the knowledge pertaining to health and safety factors of biomass production and storage in the U.S. and identifies areas of standards development that the biomass industry needs from the agricultural safety and health community.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health 20 (2014): 283–299, doi:10.13031/jash.20.10639. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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