Ag Safety STAT: February / March 2017

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. Remaining availability: - Saturday, September 9 - The weekend of September 29, 30 & October 1 - Week of October 16-21 - An assortment of weekdays sprinkled throughout the summer.   Schedule professional training to first responders and/or deliver grain safety awareness curriculum

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. has agricultural safety and health videos available on their website that can be very useful for agricultural producers, agricultural educators, agricultural safety and health professionals, and Cooperative Extension personnel. The videos can be used for training or to help provide

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Laura Akgerman Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility:

    Did you know that your risk for a heart attack increases in the winter?  “Cold weather sometimes creates a perfect storm of risk factors for cardiovascular problems,”

Injury Prevention

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

    As we prepare equipment for planting season, start to apply anhydrous ammonia, and eventually begin work in the field, take a moment to consider the importance of protecting your hands.  When it comes to hand

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

    Winter 2017 in Ohio has been anything but predictable. Rolling on through late winter and early spring here, will likely present farmers with a rollercoaster of environmental conditions to face while managing

Emergency Management

  1. Dee Jepsen – OSU State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader:

    Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 19 – 25, 2017. You can find great information and educational materials from the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness at this link: