Ag Safety STAT: December 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. Please consider the Ag Safety Office when developing your winter and early spring producer meetings or Workers Compensation group-rating programs. Our staff will work with you to design a program specifically for your audience group, or feel free to select a topic from our “Most Popular List”

  2. To help prevent back injuries for farmers and gardeners, Ohio AgrAbility will be presenting 

Injury Prevention

  1. Dee Jepsen—State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader:

    As the end of 2015 draws closer, there may be families and businesses looking for ways to reduce taxes by lowering their reportable annual profit. While the OSU Safety Program does not typically provide tax advice,

  2. Andy Bauer—Ohio AgrAbility Program Educational Coordinator: 

    Fall harvest is complete in most areas of Ohio, and fall tillage is also completed in a lot of the state. Farmers may continue to experience stress related to marketing this crop with current prices, year end

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

    Winter is around the corner and the day to day operations of the farm will continue despite bitter cold, freezing rain, or significant snowfall amounts. No matter what the conditions are outside, there is still work to

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