Welcome to the ACRE

The Agronomy Center for Research and Education, ACRE, is an outdoor laboratory for Purdue Agriculture. Used for field research and hands-on teaching, the 1,135 acre farm is a busy place with faculty, staff, student, and visitor activity. I am Jim Beaty. I have been Superintendent of the ACRE since 1986. With my four full time staff members, part time help, and student employees we are responsible for operating the research farm. About 53 university researchers conduct projects here at the ACRE. I plan to write about our research, visitors, and farm safety thoughts.

Friday, October 22, 2010

ACRE Safety Thought #06

The ACRE has a Wood Shop with power equipment that many employees use. Items built in the Wood Shop have aided many projects at ACRE. However, before anyone uses any piece of equipment in the Wood Shop it is important that they be trained to use that shop tool safely. Additionally eye protection is a required necessity when using power shop tools. If you ask employees to use shop tools then add that to the list of items to discuss on your Project Specific Safety Training outline. Plan, train, and work safely at the ACRE. Thanks. Jim

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