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  1. Hay Baler Safety

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/hay-baler-safety

    problems. While the knotter is in operation, never pull anything out of it. You can easily become entangled ... be made. Oftentimes wheat and hay fields that have more slope than row crops like corn and soybeans, ... in it. When the machine is running, don't hand feed material, such as broken bales or heavy ...

  2. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

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    help keep you safe while making your property a showplace! Check and Maintain Equipment Follow an ... clothing can help you avoid entanglement, injury to the eyes, hearing loss, and other physical injuries. ... equipment while operating. Pick up tree limbs, rocks, or garbage prior to mowing. If you need to dismount ...

  3. Stay Hydrated this Summer

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    to drink water if it is easy to access. If you’re working in the shop or barn, fill a large water jug ... several reusable water bottles and carry them with you in a cooler.    Schedule breaks. It is easy to get ... ask any number of questions, including, “Weren’t you worried about dehydration?!” Working outside in ...

  4. Take Action Against Combine and Field Fires

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    thinking it can never happen on your farm.  Take preventative action and be prepared. Wayne Dellinger, ANR ... decreases the buildup of static electricity. If a fire breaks out, it’s important to have an emergency plan ... you can contain a fire yourself, rapid response is important to saving valuable equipment. Combine ...

  5. Staying Safe in the Sun

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    stop to think about how amazing the sun is? It is a star that is tens of millions of miles away from ... Kate Homonai, OSU Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Vinton County Do you ever ... then reapply every 2 hours while you’re out in the sun. You may need to reapply sunscreen more often if ...

  6. Manure Pit Safety

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    is heavier than air, and will collect is low lying areas without good air movement.  If it is in the ... breathing area for people and animals, it can be immediately dangerous to life and health. Manure ... monitors in livestock buildings with manure pits below or around them. It is important to understand the ...

  7. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

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    moisture of the hay. Growing up on a farm is not always easy, but it does teach you the value of hard work. ... morning walking the fields with dad and the dog. The sun is just coming up over the trees as you check the ... it is your child. Chores Will Vary A child’s size, motor skills, and cognitive skills are all factors ...

  8. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

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    Control and Prevention (CDC, 2017) states that it is important to be aware of the common ways people can ... include petting or touching animals, bites or scratches, or your dog lying in bed with you licking your ... area or machine, if possible. If you must use the same machine or area for washing, launder separate ...

  9. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

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    the sun. Here are some tips to stay safe and healthy while making hay in 2021. Pace Yourself The hay ... rather than trying to harvest the whole crop in one week. Protect yourself It is a good practice to drink ... plenty of water (8 ounces every 15-30 minutes) and stay hydrated even if you are just operating ...

  10. Springtime on Rural Roads

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    Public Safety, Ohio Traffic Crash Facts).  Of these 380 incidents, 3 resulted in fatalities and 99 ... and telecommuting arrangements.   Distracted driving is a continued concern on local roadways.  It is ... from the rear, watch for signals from the operator whether it be a yellow turn signal or hand ...

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