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  1. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safely-keeping-farm-clean-cut

    farm chores are complete, for many farmers this means cleaning up overgrown pastures, buffer strips, ... equipment while operating. Pick up tree limbs, rocks, or garbage prior to mowing. If you need to dismount ...

  2. Stay Hydrated this Summer

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-hydrated-summer

    a story about the summers he spent helping bale hay at his uncle’s farm. He and his cousins would spend ... Sweating is obviously an important safety function, but it also uses the same water that our bodies need to ...

  3. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/keeping-next-generation-safe

    moisture of the hay. Growing up on a farm is not always easy, but it does teach you the value of hard work. ... All the time spent on the farm watching parents feed the cattle and work the ground really motivates ... child(ren) to determine what tasks are developmentally appropriate for them. According to Farm Progress ...

  4. Manure Pit Safety

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/manure-pit-safety

    ammonia are gasses of concern. Pit gases from any storage pit, whether closed, open, or under barn ... should a worker need to enter a manure pit.  This allows a co-worker to stay in the peripheral area and ... keep a safe distance away and pull them to safety should the need arise.  The second person can also ...

  5. Take Action Against Combine and Field Fires

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/take-action-against-combine-and-field-fires

    when needed leads to a helpless feeling of watching one of your most expensive pieces of equipment go ... thinking it can never happen on your farm.  Take preventative action and be prepared. Wayne Dellinger, ANR ...

  6. Staying Safe in the Sun

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/staying-safe-sun

    photosynthesis that enables our crops to grow properly. Sunshine is critical for farm life, but like anything ... then reapply every 2 hours while you’re out in the sun. You may need to reapply sunscreen more often if ...

  7. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/can-animals-spread-disease-humans

    What are some ways to help prevent the spread? The AgriSafe Network states that farmers, farm ... and symptoms, communication needs, and special considerations for children or during pregnancy, check ...

  8. Springtime on Rural Roads

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/springtime-rural-roads

    period from 2009-2018 over half of the farm fatalities in Ohio were related to tractor use (OSU Extension ... Ag Safety & Health, Farm Fatality and Injury Database for Ohio).  Of these tractor related ... between farm units (farm equipment and farm trucks) and motor vehicles in Ohio was 380 (Ohio Department of ...

  9. Balancing Your Health and the Spring To-Do List

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/balancing-your-health-and-spring-do-list

    can lead to stress on the farm. Farmers and farm workers need to learn the signs of stress. Some key ... farm, from making hay to building fence, planting crops, and tending to livestock. For many small and ... medium sized farms these tasks are commonly placed on the shoulders of a few individuals. With less labor ...

  10. Working Safely with Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/working-safely-anhydrous-ammonia

    and nurse tank valves can be exposure openings for an unintended release. - When changing nurse tanks, ... park the tractor upwind before opening bleeder valves or disconnecting hoses. This can minimize the ...

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