Ag Safety STAT: November 2015

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. Please consider the Ag Safety Office when developing your winter and early spring producer meetings or Workers Compensation group-rating programs. Our staff will work with you to design a program specifically for your audience group, or feel free to select a topic from our “Most Popular List”

  2. To help prevent back injuries for farmers and gardeners, Ohio AgrAbility will be presenting “Oh My Aching Back” presentations throughout the state. The 45-min presentation will focus on back strain and give tips and information for preventing back injuries for both the young and

Injury Prevention

  1. Dee Jepsen—State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader: 

    How much haven’t you heard today?  Noise-induced hearing loss is a growing concern for Ohio farmers and rural land owners as they go about their normal chores, and especially this time of year. 

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

    Now that harvest season is wrapping up, it is time to start planning for those projects or repairs that need to be completed before winter sets in. Most of these projects will involve the use of hand or power tools. 

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