Ag Safety STAT : November 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
For a printable version please click here.

Announcements

  1. National Rural Health Day – November 15th, 2018

    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.

  2. Grain C.A.R.T. Scheduling

    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 twofold.

  3. Chainsaw Safety Awareness Training

    The Ohio Forestry Association is offering Chainsaw Safety Awareness Level 1 on 11/9/18. Sign-up by going to their website at https://www.ohioforest.org/page/CSAW.

  4. SAVE THE DATE: Ohio AgrAbility: Building Independence Through Agriculture

    Join us Tuesday February 26, 2019 for a one-day workshop and learn how agriculture and horticulture can be a viable work option for individuals with developmental disabilities.

    Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Location: Nationwide and Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

    This workshop will benefit disability services professionals and advocates by:

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. A tool to assist in better understanding the national opioid crisis and inform effective community conversations and interventions. NORC at the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s USDA Rural Development created this tool to allow users to map overdose hotspots

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Jessy Woodworth, Agricultural Communications Major, The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:

    On a crisp Sunday morning in mid-September, 11 members of Ohio State’s Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) club arrived at BaaLiss Grass Farm.

    Clarence Atkinson and Deborah Mattix own BaaLiss Grass Farm, raising Irish Dexter cattle, Katahdin sheep and Buckeye chickens, all organic and free range. They grow these animals on their land and sell the products at farmers markets. However, in order to keep up with demand organic, grass fed meat, they needed a hand.

Injury Prevention

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

    As harvest finishes up, thoughts about on-farm grain storage turn to grain quality in the bin and handling or hauling out throughout the winter. Common injuries associated with grain handling facilities include slips, trips and falls; blunt trauma incidents; sprains / strains; entanglement; engulfment; and injuries caused by equipment. 

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

    Clearing trees and fence line shrubs are often a fall and winter activity. Having woody landscape trimmed makes for a better environment, and also provides firewood for bonfires and fireplaces. Here are important recommendations to protect all workers while using chainsaws.

Emergency Management

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

    Get a jump on inclement weather and stock a road emergency kit for all vehicles now. Many of the useful items you may find you already have on hand.