Ag Safety STAT: October 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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Thoughts from the Editor

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

    October 4-10 is National Fire Prevention Week.

    In recognition of this commemorative week, the OSU Ag Safety and Health Office has prepared various fire safety messages for your readership and local

Injury Prevention

  1. Cora Carter—OSU Ag Safety and Health Graduate Assistant:

    As the chill creeps into the air, so do unique risks to the fall season’s festivities.  Simple precautions may be taken to prevent injury this year. One of the greatest dangers is that of fire and burns. Fall is a

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

    Harvest season is in full swing. For many farmers this includes a lot of activity at their grain storage facility filling bins with corn and soybeans. Throughout Ohio, on-farm grain storage facilities are being upgraded

Emergency Management

  1. Cora Carter – OSU Ag Safety and Health Graduate Assistant:

    This festive fall season comes with a variety of safety concerns for owners of corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and other fall agritourism sites. A safe season is the goal for every agritourism

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