Agronomy Safety

​Welcome to the Agronomy Safety site, designed as an reference and informative tool to everyone associated with Purdue Agronomy. We want everyone to be safe while working in the many areas of the department. These areas include labs, greenhouses and work on the Purdue Agricultural Centers (PACs). You will also find links to the Purdue Emergency Preparedness and Police sites. For more information contact Jason Deitrich.​​​


Please review safety procedures for using farm equipment. Have all new students/staff completed their WPS training? Have you reviewed safety procedure with students or staff who will be working on or near harvesters, shredders and other equipment?


Can you find the red safety binder in your lab? Is it up-to-date? 

Have you reviewed current lab procedures and set-up PPE training for everyone in your lab?


Quarterly Safety Statement 

  • Please be aware when lifting items to use your legs, not your back, and use your arms, not your wrists, in lifting items. Also, it is safer to have two people lift/move certain items.  It is smart to ask for assistance.

  • Always bring plenty of fluid with you to the field, wear hatstake frequent breaks in the shade, and inform colleagues if you do not feel well.  Supervisors please communicate with your work crews to take breaks and bring enough fluids on their field trips.

  • Take your time doing tasks.   

Text Alerts

Sign up for Purdue text alerts to keep in contact with campus updates.

1.​ Sign up for Purdue text alerts​ ​​

2. Click on "Change my emergency contact number" at the bottom of the page

3. Enter your Purdue career account information

4. Enter your cell phone number​​




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