Volume 12 Issue 5
Ohio hosting the 2013 International Society for Ag. Safety and Health
From tractor safety to grain bin rescue and ATV rollovers to livestock injuries, the June 23-27 International Agricultural Safety and Health Conference is designed to provide insight into key safety issues in the agricultural community. The overall goal o ...
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 ...
Protect Your Back as Spring Planting Continues
By Andy Bauer, Ohio AgrAbility Educational Program Coordinator- Now that spring planting is finishing up and summer work is coming on, we must remember to take care of and protect our backs. Agricultural workers are at a very high risk for back injuries ...
Recognizing Farm Equipment Hazards
By: Kent McGuire, OSU Ag Safety and Health Coordinator- In many cases there are multiple pieces of equipment working simultaneously throughout the farm. Today’s equipment is powerful, very efficient and versatile in how it can be used. This includes trac ...
Add Safety to your Program!
Do you offer any educational outreach for a youth audience? Have you thought about adding safety to those outreach efforts like a Farm Safety Day Camp, Ag Awareness, Farmers Breakfast, FFA events, county fairs, school programming? If so, check out what re ...
‘Making the Connection’ with a Reliable Hitch Pin
By Dewey Mann, Research Associate- “A farmer connected a nurse tank of anhydrous ammonia to the rear of the tractor-mounted applicator…When the tractor moved forward, the HITCH PIN FAILED, causing the connected hose to stretch and fail, which released amm ...
PEACE AND QUIET- NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE ON THE FARM
Many people think of the countryside as picturesque, peaceful, and quiet. This may be true at times, but life in the country is full of a variety of noises; some peaceful and some not so peaceful. Throughout the day, farmers are exposed to loud noises in ...
Spring Farm Safety Reminders
Springtime means farmers are busy preparing for and starting to plant. With this activity on the farm comes the potential for safety hazards for farmers. In addition to that activity on the farm, the public sees an increase of farm equipment and tractors ...
Memorial Day: No classes, offices closed