It’s Time to Break Down the Stigma
Bridget Britton, Behavioral Health Field Specialist ANR September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and with that comes the opportunity to raise awareness to help prevent even one more suicide from happening. When you live where you work the stress of ...
Store Pesticides Safely and Securely
Mary Ann Rose, Ohio State University Extension Pesticide Safety Education Program The beginning and end of the growing season are good times to assess your pesticide storage. It’s wise to view your pesticide storage from a risk perspective – risks to work ...
Resources for Confined Space Safety Research and Extension Agenda for Agricultural Confined Spaces FARM Workforce Development Safety Reference Manual 2019 Liquid Manure fact sheet Manure Pit Confined Space video Manure Pit Safety-- Safety Through the Se ...
National Farm Safety and Health Week 2021
Farm Safety Yields Real Results September 19-25, 2021 National Farm Safety and Health Week is a time to turn the spotlight on far too overlooked practices in agriculture. Safety and health always seem to ride under the radar. This week provides a space an ...
Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?
Lydia Flores, OSU Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Morgan County What is Zoonosis? While traveling or enjoying some outdoor activities, many people might encounter animals in either an urban or rural setting. Animals provide many benefits to peo ...
Staying Safe in the Sun
Kate Homonai, OSU Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Vinton County Do you ever stop to think about how amazing the sun is? It is a star that is tens of millions of miles away from earth, yet provides just the right amount of heat and ligh ...
Safe Handling of Livestock on the Farm and at the Show
Richard Purdin, OSU Extension, Adams County ANR/CD Educator As fair season rolls along many 4-H and FFA members are still proudly exhibiting their livestock projects they have worked hard all year to raise. Tending to livestock can be a lot of hard work a ...
Stay Safe Watching Aerial Applications Over Farm Fields
Gigi Neal, ANR Educator Clermont County and Dee Jepsen, Professor and State Agricultural Safety Leader Many times, we see an airplane or helicopter going over head and it catches our attention to look up and see what kind of plane it is, or what they are ...
Hay Baler Safety
Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension, Hardin County ANR Educator Operating a hay baler safely is a concern in late July and early August when there is still straw in the field and later cuttings of hay to be made. Oftentimes wheat and hay fields that have more ...
Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut
Richard Purdin, OSU Extension, Adams County ANR/CD Educator Summer is here and many of the spring farm chores are complete, for many farmers this means cleaning up overgrown pastures, buffer strips, grassy waterways, and roadside ditches. Mowing road bank ...