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Agricultural Safety and Health Program

Ohio State University Extension

Ag Safety STAT : March 2016

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 jepsen.4@osu.edu
For a printable version please click here.

Announcements

  1. Farmers in 60 of Ohio’s 88 counties have responded to the On-Farm Grain Storage Safety Survey. The counties highlighted in red have farmer participants! AND, there are 2 weeks remaining to advertise the link for more farmers (especially those in the white highlighted counties) to participate!

  2. The OSU Agricultural Safety and Health Program has sun safe hats for sale. These sun safe hats are great for Master Gardeners, field researchers, golf enthusiasts, local farmers, OSU alumni, etc. 

Injury Prevention

  1. Cindy Folck—Guest Writer:
    I should have known better. I’m recovering from a severe concussion; one so bad that I couldn’t drive, watch television, or do anything on the computer or smartphone for nine weeks. My recovery is still ongoing and while writing three months later, I’m only working part-time at my job in town and can’t help on the farm.

  2. Kent McGuire – OSU Ag Safety and Health Coordinator:

    Many farmers will be applying anhydrous ammonia in the next few weeks. Anyone working with anhydrous ammonia should be familiar with the safe use of the product, understand the potential for injury and know how to respond to an emergency. 

  3. Andy Bauer—Ohio AgrAbility Program Educational Coordinator:

    The farm shop is a busy place this time of year getting equipment ready for spring work. As you are doing maintenance and repairs on equipment to prevent any delays, remember to do some daily basic housekeeping in the shop.

Emergency Management

  1. Dr. Dee Jepsen—State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader:

    Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 20-26, 2016. Being prepared is something for every individual and every community to practice, especially when spring weather patterns have potential to catch us off-guard.

Spot the Safety Issue

  1. Can you spot the Safety Violations in this photo? 

    Click here to see the answers.