Ag Safety STAT: August 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
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Thoughts from the Editor

  1. Dee Jepsen – OSU Ag Safety and Health Specialist:

    It seems that every month of the year is a full of farm activity. Yet August is a month where a little reprieve may be available before the fall livestock activities or crop harvest season kicks into full


  1. Protect yourself with a wide brim hat this summer. These hats are perfect for the outdoor sport enthusiast, water lover, farmer or gardener in your office or family. They are also great to wear on C-deck during those first few OSU football games! The hats feature a wide brim, are lightweight,

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has a website section dedicated to agricultural operations. The website includes an overview, youth in agriculture, hazards and controls, standards, resources, and publications.  Here is the link to the site: 

Ohio AgrAbility

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

    Universal design is the creation of products and environments meant to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible without need for adaptation or specialization. Ohio AgrAbility often

Injury Prevention

  1. 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

Emergency Management

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

    Back to school is almost a season of its own anymore, one that sneaks in between summer and fall. Those weeks in August bring the familiar sight of aisle after aisle in big box stores dedicated to notebooks,

  2. Christine Gelley - OSU Extension, Noble County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator:

    The fire department is a service you hope you will never need to use, but the one you are most thankful for when an emergency occurs and life as you know it is going up in flames