Ag Safety STAT: June 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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  1. Dee Jepsen – OSU Ag Safety & Health Specialist:

    To recognize the annual safety month, the National Safety Council has free resources available at   Accidental injury is the 3rd leading cause of death. Sadly, one

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. The National Safety Council’s mission is to eliminate preventable deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Their website contains information of services, safety topics, as well as tools and resources.

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Laura Akgerman – Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility:

    Do you know where to go if you have questions about farming with a disability? What about farming with chronic aches and pains, or limitations that may not be bad enough to be called a disability, but

Injury Prevention

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

    There are many activities during the summer that involve working with livestock. No matter if you are moving animals to different pastures, providing veterinary care, or youth working with 4H animals for the fair,

Emergency Management

  1. Jason Hartschuh, Mark Sulc, Sarah Noggle and David Dugan, Ohio State University Extension Guest Contributors:   We’ve heard of one barn fire here in Ohio this morning and a lot of hay was put up last Thursday ahead of the rain. Much of the hay was wetter than
  2. Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator:

    Do you have fire extinguishers located on your farm property?

    Fire extinguishers can often be one of those out of sight out of mind tools. Or alternatively, extinguishers can be so frequently passed