Ag Safety STAT: November 2017

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:

    A mental wellness publication was produced by my colleagues in Ireland. Farm stressors are fairly universal. This publication contains effective strategies for identifying and relieving every day stresses farmers


  1. Agricultural rescue training and education are an integral part to protecting our work force of families tied to agriculture in Ohio. The Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) was designed and built to do that twofold. Opportunities exist to offer professional training to

  2. The infamous culinary event of the year, Thanksgiving, is also the beginning of spotting hunter orange in the fields for many. If you plan to hunt this fall or bring a new young hunter along, take a look at the Division of Wildlife hunter certification course offerings at

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

    Connect to our fact sheet covering chain saws on Ohioline at, Ohioline is the Ohio State University

Safety Resource Spotlight

  1. In agriculture there can be unique circumstances that apply to worker safety and the resources available specific to agricultural safety compliance can be limited. OSU Ag Safety and Health has dedicated a section of their website to address agricultural workplaces and employee safety.  This

Ohio AgrAbility

  1. Laura Akgerman Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility:

    Does your workload get lighter as the days get shorter and darker?  Probably not. Animals still need fed and tended to, work needs to get done, and equipment needs

Injury Prevention

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

    A clean orderly workplace sets the tone for everything else. It creates an atmosphere that employees want to work in. It sends a message to visitors that you take your work seriously. Customers and vendors can see

Emergency Management

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

    Barn fires can be a farmer’s worst nightmare. The majority of barn fires end with tragic, costly, or even heartbreaking outcomes. These losses can include loss of human life, livestock, or valuable equipment and in

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

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner and soon the stovetops, ovens, and turkey fryers will be the workhorses of the day. Alarmingly, according to the National Fire Protection Association (USFA), the number