Ag Safety STAT : Fire Safety Edition

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

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

    Fire extinguishers can often be the difference in saving a life, piece of machinery, or a structure. Take inventory of the number of fire extinguishers and the location on your farm property. If you come up empty, it is time to do something about the safety of your property.

  2. Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator:

    When the temperature starts to drop, portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electric shock hazards if not used properly. When using a portable space heater, safety should always be a top consideration.