The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ag Safety STAT
June 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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Safety Tips For June

Andy Bauer – Ohio AgrAbility Educational Program Coordinator- With most crops in the ground a lot of the long days are done and others are just starting. Working safely is still an important mission that everyone needs to follow. June brings on spraying of crops, baling hay, taking care of the garden and mowing grass. These are but a few of the tasks that must be done safely.

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Safe Handling of Pesticides on the Farm

Kent McGuire – OSU Ag Safety and Health Coordinator- A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances used to prevent unwanted living organisms from causing damage to crops, animals, or humans. Common pesticides used on the farm include herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Exposure to pesticides causing poisoning or a health condition is the most common injury. Exposure can be through ingestion (through the mouth), inhalation (breathing) or skin absorption. Following some safety...

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Sun Safety

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