Safety and Health in Biomass Production, Transportation, and Storage: A Commentary Based on the Biomass and Biofuels Session at the 2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit

Aaron M Yoder, Charles Schwab, Paul Gunderson, Dennis Murphy

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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 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 commentary describes the current status of the knowledge pertaining to health and safety factors of biomass production and storage in the US and identifies areas of standards development that the biomass industry needs from the agricultural safety and health community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Agromedicine
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

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Keywords

  • Biomass
  • health
  • production
  • safety
  • storage
  • transportation

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Safety and Health in Biomass Production, Transportation, and Storage : A Commentary Based on the Biomass and Biofuels Session at the 2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit. / Yoder, Aaron M; Schwab, Charles; Gunderson, Paul; Murphy, Dennis.

In: Journal of Agromedicine, Vol. 19, No. 2, 04.2014, p. 83-86.

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