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  1. 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

    with the other workers or family members.  Knowing what to do in the event of a fire emergency is ... Leader Weather conditions have helped Ohio wheat fields mature – but these same conditions can lead to an ... connections should be part of the daily routine. Farmers may choose to do their daily maintenance in the ...

  2. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

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    thumb is “one seat one rider.” Supervise all children. Do not leave them alone on the farm or ranch. ... moisture of the hay. Growing up on a farm is not always easy, but it does teach you the value of hard work. ... child(ren) to determine what tasks are developmentally appropriate for them. According to Farm Progress ...

  3. Staying Safe in the Sun

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    more) to protect your ears, temples, and the back of your neck. Baseball caps do not protect these ... Kate Homonai, OSU Extension Educator, Family & Consumer Sciences, Vinton County Do you ever ... between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. These simple steps take only a few minutes of our time, but go a long way in ...

  4. Manure Pit Safety

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    workers do not often see the susceptibility or severity of manure gas hazards.  Building awareness and ... when doing maintenance or fixing equipment to ensure no one else accidently starts equipment you are ...

  5. 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 ... fast and efficient as possible to maintain the quality of the hay. Changing weather conditions can ... rather than trying to harvest the whole crop in one week. Protect yourself It is a good practice to drink ...

  6. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

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    Lydia Flores, OSU Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Morgan County What is Zoonosis? While ... What are some ways to help prevent the spread? The AgriSafe Network states that farmers, farm ...

  7. One Question Could Save Someone’s Life

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    aware that warm weather is inching toward Ohio, it is also  Mental Health Awareness month. May is a time ... with mental or behavioral health challenges. However, did you know that even if you are not a trained ... intervention approach. CPR does not certify you as an EMT, as QPR does not certify you as a mental health ...

  8. Severe Weather on the Farm

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    March 21-27, 2021 as Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week. Many of us saw pictures of the ... farmers. Weather is what dictates everything from when fieldwork can be done to how well crops yield. Severe ... when severe weather strikes is not the greatest of situations.   Ohio Governor Mike DeWine proclaimed ...

  9. Springtime on Rural Roads

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    may prevent the operator from getting over far enough to meet safely. Farm equipment operators can do ... one of the few enjoyable and acceptable activities we can do for around a year now.  We need to enjoy ...

  10. Summer Days Ahead: Don’t Ignore Heat Stress!

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    body may lose as much as 1-2 quarts per hour!  Adapt work to the weather, for example, spray pesticides ... at cooler times of the day. Take breaks to cool down, for example, 10-15 minutes every 2 hours. Wear ... Fan the person with a hat or other item. If the person does not respond quickly to first aid or if ...

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