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Agricultural Safety and Health Program

Ohio State University Extension

Ag Safety STAT : October / November 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. Agricultural rescue training and education are an integral part to protecting our work force of families tied to agriculture in Ohio. The Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) was designed and built to do that two fold. Opportunities exist to offer professional training to first responders and/or deliver grain safety awareness programs for your area in 2017.

  2. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) recognizes this day to celebrate the selfless, community-minded spirit in rural American and examine the unique healthcare challenges rural citizens face.

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Laura Akgerman – CFAES Disability Services Coordinator:

    The Ohio AgrAbility Program participated in the 2016 Farm Science Review September 20 – 22. The OAP display area included information and resources from Ohio AgrAbility, National AgrAbility, and several assistive technology & adaptive equipment companies.

Injury Prevention

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

    As we move into late fall, there is a lot of activity at on-farm grain handling facilities. Common injuries associated with grain handling include slips, trips and falls; blunt trauma incidents; sprains / strains; entanglement; engulfment; and injuries due to fatigue.

Emergency Management

  1. Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator:

    The easiest way to protect against the flu, the Ohio Department of Health reminds, is to get a seasonal flu vaccine every year! Some good flu prevention practices include:

Spot the Safety Issue

  1. Can you spot the safety issues in this photo?  Click here to see the answers.