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ASABE Rvises Its Standards on farm-equipment safety.

Press Release Summary:

November 18, 2016 -

Including updates to normative references, ASABE’s revised ANSI/ASAE S354.6, Safety for Farmstead Equipment, contains specifications that offer reasonable degree of personal safety during normal operation and servicing of farmstead equipment not covered by other ASABE safety standards. Standards apply only to agricultural field equipment used in agricultural operations, and does not apply to agricultural field equipment or self-propelled mobile equipment.

American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers - St Joseph, MI

Original Press Release

ASABE Revision to Farm Equipment Safety Standard.

Press release date: November 15, 2016

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard on farm-equipment safety.

ANSI/ASAE S354.6, Safety for Farmstead Equipment, includes specifications that are not covered by other ASABE safety standards and that are intended to provide a reasonable degree of personal safety during normal operation and servicing of farmstead equipment. The document was revised to include updates to the normative references.

The standard applies to agricultural field equipment used in agricultural operations for the production of food and fiber (examples include livestock feeding systems, livestock watering and waste handling systems, crop dryers, milling systems, material handling equipment, etc.). It does not apply to agricultural field equipment nor to self-propelled mobile equipment such as motor vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, and skid-steer loaders. In addition, it does not apply to farmstead equipment covered by other ASABE safety standards unless it is specifically referenced by these standards.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at elibrary.asabe.org/. Others can obtain a copy for a fee directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at OrderStandard@asabe.org.

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 250 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute.

For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, cedarq@asabe.org.

A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at www.asabe.org/projects. ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems.

Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing hq@asabe.org or visiting www.asabe.org/.

CONTACT

Dolores Landeck

269-932-7039

landeck@asabe.org

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