About Us

The Agricultural Safety and Health program at The Ohio State University in the Department of Food, Agricultral and Biological Engineering is a nationally recognized center of excellence for educational extension programming and agricultural safety and health research. Meet the faculty and staff of the Agricultural Safety and Health office.


Dee Jepsen, PhD

Associate Professor / State Agricultural Safety Leader

Phone: (614) 292-6008

Email: jepsen.4@osu.edu


Kent McGuire

CFAES – Safety & Health Coordinator

Phone: (614) 292-0588

Email: mcguire.225@osu.edu


Laura Akgerman

Disability Services Coordinator / Ohio AgrAbility Coordinator

Phone: (614) 292-0622

Email: akgerman.4@osu.edu


Lisa Pfeifer

Educational Program Manager

Phone: (614) 292-9455

Email: pfeifer.6@osu.edu