Manure Haulers/Applicators Council

The Manure Haulers/Applicators Council (MHAC) was originally formed by an independent group of haulers in 2005. Members represent a vital segment of agribusiness by providing support to livestock and poultry producers through hauling, application and management of manure and poultry litter.

The council, which has been involved with numerous legislative and regulatory programs, encourages producers to work with a Certified Nutrient Management Specialist and a Certified Manure Hauler or Broker to ensure that best management practices are being followed and regulatory requirements met. In addition to the nutrient management and hauler/broker certification programs, the council participates in discussions and initiatives regarding transportation issues facing Pennsylvania's agribusiness community.

 

Injuries and fatalities occur in confined space manure storages that are enclosed, such as beneath animal quarters, or below‐ground reception and pump out pits, and in non‐enclosed storages, such as earthen, lined and concrete manure pits and ponds. Non‐enclosed manure storages are open to the atmosphere but still meet the definition of a confined space in terms of occupational safety and health. View Open Air Manure Storage Safety Tips, as developed by Penn State Extension.

 

For more information regarding the Manure Haulers/Applicators Council, please contact Colleen Hershey at chershey@pennag.com or 717-651-5920.

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