The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has revised its standard on manure storage safety. The revised standard, ASAE EP470.1, Manure Storage Safety, reflects field research on worker safety and proper removal of waste from confined manure storage structures. Additional changes include information on confined space entry with references to a relatively new ASABE safety standard, ANSI/ASABE S607, Ventilating Manure Storages to Reduce Entry Risk.

A copy of the document can be ordered by contacting ASABE headquarters directly at: A full text electronic copy of the standard can also be viewed by ASABE members and those with site-license privileges to the ASABE online Technical Library, at PD


—From ASABE news release