Ag Safety STAT : September 2018

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
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Thoughts from the Editor

  1. Dee Jepsen – State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader:

    Each September, rural America observes the National Farm Safety and Health Week. This commemorative week has been practiced for 74 years, recognizing the hard work, diligence, and sacrifices made by our nation’s farmers and ranchers to provide a quality source of food, fuel and fiber. Ohio will celebrate this week on September 16 – 22, 2018.

Announcements

  1. The OSU Agricultural Safety and Health program staff will be available to meet and talk with attendees of Farm Science Review, September 18-20. Find us located on the east side of Kottman Street, between Friday Avenue and Land Avenue.

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. Cultivating the Seeds of Safety is the theme of this year’s National Farm Safety and Health Week, taking place September 16 - 22, 2018. Emerging issues and important topics will be highlighted daily

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Laura Akgerman – Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility:

    If you are going to the Farm Science Review September 18 - 20, make sure you stop by the Ohio AgrAbility tent. You can visit our assistive technology and modified equipment vendors, meet the staff and some of our Ohio AgrAbility farmers.

Injury Prevention

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

    Due to the physical nature of agricultural tasks, there can be a tremendous amount of wear and tear on the body. Sprain / Strain injuries are common during physical demanding tasks because your joints and muscles take the majority of the punishment.

Emergency Management

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

    “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” is the Department of Homeland Security’s campaign slogan for National Preparedness Month this September. Are you prepared?