Ag Safety S.T.A.T. – Safe Tactics for Ag Today is an electronic newsletter prepared by team members from the OSU Extension Agricultural Safety & Health Office. The goal is to provide seasonal safety news and activities that may be re-published in your own newsletters or programs. If you have safety-related questions or program ideas that you would like to share, please contact Dee Jepsen at email@example.com For a printable version please click here.
Today’s agricultural equipment is powerful, very efficient and versatile in how it can be used. The warning labels and equipment manual can be great tools for refreshing our memory of the hazards associated with the equipment.
Andy Bauer—Ohio AgrAbility Program Educational Coordinator:
Hopefully, spring weather is finally here, bringing with it long hours. Getting field work done, crops planted and the garden planted in a timely manner are important tasks this time of year. During this time of long hours and hard work, don’t forget about your own health.
According to the EPA's Emergency Response Community Involvement Program, individuals should stay informed about the presence of hazardous substances in their local area. An important aspect of emergency management is to recognize a hazardous substance release and understand what to do in the event of a release.