Back to School Preparedness Tips and Resources

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, pencils, and glue sticks. Sales signs and flyers appear everywhere. Endless medical forms are delivered via postal service or emailed for parents to complete. Back to school presents the perfect time of year to turn the focus on safety and health preparedness for youth. Listed below are some tips and resources to help put safety first for the start of this school year.

Personal Safety and Security




  • Know the required vaccinations to start school and schedule a visit with your child’s pediatrician.

Youth Preparedness

For more information about OSU Ag Safety, visit or contact Lisa Pfeifer, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at or 614-292-9455.