Ag Safety STAT: January 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 – State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader:

    Staying warm during the winter months is important for outdoor workers. Popular heating sources in barns and farm shops include furnaces, wood stoves, portable space heaters, and heat lamps. Each source has its

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. This website contains research-based information from America's land-grant universities. The Ag Safety
    and Health section houses a variety training resources, safety videos, and pre-recorded webinars. More information can be found by clicking on:

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Laura AkgermanDisability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility:

    Many farmers have grain bins, and have climbed the ladders up and down the grain bins for years, in all weather, without injury or trouble. “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” could be

Injury Prevention

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

    As we progress further into winter with bitter cold temperatures and the potential for freezing rain or significant snowfall amounts, there is still work to be done around the farm or agri-business.  Layered clothing is a
  2. Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator:

    Those Dean Martin lyrics have become an earworm by the close of the winter holiday season every year, but they sure rang true this year in Ohio for the final weeks of 2017. Ohio farmers who had to be out in