Ag Safety STAT: August 2015

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
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  1. OSU Agricultural Safety and Health program staff has been working hard to offer some new and exciting educational displays and demonstrations for attendees of this year’s Farm Science Review, September 22-24.

Injury Prevention

  1. By Kent McGuire – OSU Ag Safety and Health Coordinator: No matter if you are finishing summer farm tasks or preparing for fall harvest, it is important to assess the safety hazards within your work area. The ability to assess potential hazards before an injury occurs is a key
  2. By Andy Bauer – Educational Program Coordinator Ohio AgrAbility:

    Arthritis tends to affect most farmers and gardeners in their hands, knees, and hips because these joints take the most pressure. These same joints also are affected by people with other physical limitations

Emergency Management

  1. 2015 Theme: Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

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