LOSS PREVENTION TIPS
Insurance and loss prevention go hand in hand. We are owned by our policyholders and our primary goal is to help our policyholders.
Loss prevention is an important part of that help.
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Manure Storage Facilities
Manure storage facilities have become a serious concern. No one wants to be responsible for loss of life or pollution of our valuable water supply.
- Livestock producers should plan, design, construct and manage their manure storage facilities in a manner that does not create a risk of contaminating ground water.
- All open liquid manure storages should be enclosed with a permanent safety fence or wall extending not less than five feet (1.5 meters) above the adjacent grade and having gates with latches to restrict access by children or livestock.
- Signage indicating the danger due to toxic gases should be installed at every access to a liquid manure storage tank or under-floor manure transfer chamber.
- A liquid manure tank should never be entered unless proper precautions have been taken for confined space entry (contact the Farm Safety Association for more information on confined space entry).
- Runoff controls should be in place for any facility where runoff from manure storage leaves the owner’s property or adversely affects surface or ground water.