Ag Safety STAT: September 2019

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

  1. Dee Jepsen – State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader:   National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15 - 21, 2019.   This year’s theme is “Shift Farm Safety into High Gear.”  Each day of this week special messages will promote a different topic. Be ready to engage
  2. CHECK OUT AG SAFETY AT THE 2014 FARM SCIENCE REVIEW!  The OSU Agricultural Safety and Health program staff will be available to meet and talk with attendees of Farm Science Review, September 17-19. Look for us at the following locations:
  3. Rachel Jarman – Ohio AgrAbility, Rural Rehabilitation Coordinator:

    Using cameras to monitor equipment function has grown in popularity as well as affordability in recent years. Have you ever thought about how those cameras can do more than help you place every last

  4. Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator, Ohio AgrAbility:

    One of Ohio AgrAbility’s great strengths is its farmers and their families, and their combined experience, life stories, resilience and adaptation to farming with a disability. Every summer Ohio

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

    As we head into fall and look forward to harvest season, consider safety as part of your harvest planning process. It takes multiple pieces of equipment working simultaneously to have an efficient harvest season and

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

    National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 15-21, 2019. Farm safety is a necessary every day practice, but this week allows advocates and safety professionals across the country to turn the spotlight on