The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Ag Safety STAT
December 2016

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
For a printable version please click here.


Giving for Safety’s Sake

Dee Jepsen, State Agricultural Safety Leader: During holidays and the start of a new year, many consider how they can reach out to others to donate items, give of their time, or contribute financially to those in need. So whether you give out of abundance or out of necessity to improve your tax bracket, here are some safety and health ideas that will benefit those on the receiving end.

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Welcoming Everyone to your Farm or Business

Laura Akgerman - Disability Services Coordinator for Ohio AgrAbility: Is your farm or business open to the public? Is your farm or business welcoming to people with disabilities? The American’s with Disabilities Act is a federal law that requires businesses to be accessible to people with disabilities, and it may apply to your business or farm.

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Working in Cold Weather

Kent McGuire – OSU Ag Safety and Health Program Coordinator: Winter is around the corner and the day to day operations of the farm will continue despite ever increasing winter conditions such as colder temperatures, ice and snow. Farm activities such as feeding livestock, breaking ice in the water trough, cutting wood or loading stored grain can be increasingly difficult when exposed to winter conditions.

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Preparing for That Outside of the Box Emergency, Are You Ready?

Lisa Pfeifer – OSU Ag Safety and Health Education Coordinator:   When events happen like the recent attack at OSU it strengthens our communities and state if we can step back and analyze our own plan of action, learn, adjust and grow. Emergency action plans are often done in an effort to meet a workplace mandate then tucked away in a filing cabinet and forgotten. It is time to dust off those plans...

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