Ag Safety STAT : October 2019

Ag Safety S.T.A.T. – Safe Tactics for Ag Today is an electronic newsletter prepared by 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

  1. by Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator, Ohio AgrAbility Project:

    The Ohio AgrAbility Program’s dual missions of education and assistance to farmers with disabilities were on display at the 2019 Farm Science Review September 17 - 19. Staff, farmers and vendors were on hand to answer questions, greet visitors, demonstrate assistive technology and equipment, and talk about Ohio AgrAbility.

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

    Approaching harvest makes for a busy time on the farm. Stop and take the time now to inspect on-farm grain handling facilities before the combine heads to the field. Assess the 10 items on our list and make repairs or improvements to deficiencies.

     

     

  3. by Dee Jepsen – State Agricultural Safety & Health Leader:

    October and November are two months in the fall where open burning is a fire concern for Ohio residents. It’s a good idea to know the type of fire permitted for your area.

  4. by Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator:

    America’s Electrical Cooperatives reminds everyone to keep the following electrical safety guidelines in mind when working around overhead electric lines during harvest season: