Ag Safety STAT: Fire Safety Edition - Feb. 2020

Ag Safety S.T.A.T. – Safe Tactics for Ag Today is an electronic newsletter prepared by 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

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

    Fire extinguishers can often be the difference in saving a life, piece of machinery, or a structure. Take inventory of the number of fire extinguishers and the location on your farm property. If you come up

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

    When the temperature starts to drop, portable electric space heaters can be a convenient source of supplemental heat. Unfortunately, they can pose significant fire and electric shock hazards if not used properly.