Ag Safety STAT: May 2016

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. A Program Manager position in the area of Agricultural Safety and Health has been posted to OSU’s job listings website. This position joins our team to plan, implement, and evaluate injury prevention educational programs, video vignettes, fact sheets, and displays for various audiences across

  2. Ohio farmers are being asked to participate in a study about their dust exposure while working with grain handling and storage systems. The project is funded by the Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) to learn the real exposures farmers experience at when they unload and clean their bins. 

Injury Prevention

  1. Kent McGuire – OSU Ag Safety and Health:

    One of the most common tasks on the farm is hitching or unhitching equipment. The two most common tractor-hitching methods use the drawbar or the 3-point hitch assembly. Common injuries during hitching are caused by pinch points,

  2. Dee Jepsen—State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader &

    Andrea Costin, MPH—Recent OSU graduate:

    Educating the staff and volunteers on workplace safety, emergency action plans, and first aid is important for community garden owners and managers

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