Ag Safety STAT: November 2019

Ag Safety S.T.A.T. – Safe Tactics for Ag Today is an electronic newsletter prepared by 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

  1. Rachel Jarman – Ohio AgrAbility, Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator:

    Have you ever seen a person using a lift to get in and out of their vehicle at the local grocery store? Did you know that similar equipment is available for the ag industry?

  2. Dee Jepsen – Agricultural State Safety and Health Leader:

    National Rural Health Day is Thursday November 21, 2019. This day brings attention to the unique challenges the rural communities face when it comes to health services and healthy people. This year’s theme is Plug

  3. Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator, Ohio AgrAbility Project:

    During harvest season farmers spend hours sitting – in combines, trucks, tractors –all that sitting can make you stiff and sore. Next time you are sitting in line at the elevator or waiting on

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

    Protect yourself, employees, and family members by wearing the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Find out more in our fact sheets on how to protect against dust and mold at

  5. Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator:

    There are multiple ways to control hazards in the workplace. The “Hierarchy of Controls” is often used to demonstrate the most effective method of controlling hazards to the least effective. The Canadian Center for