BRANDON — Protective equipment like masks and air filters can reduce exposure to airborne hazards on the farm, but only if they are used properly.

Tim Flock, with Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, spoke on safety hazards posed by dust and chemicals at the March Farmers Breakfast, hosted Tuesday by Knox County Farm Services Agency. Flock said personal protective equipment (PPE), coupled with proper ventilation and oxygen sensors, can mitigate a lot of the health risks from airborne contaminants common to the agriculture industry.

 

Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or nsabo@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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