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  1. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    move equipment at off-peak motor vehicle travel times. Taking a drive in the country has seemed to be ... the State of Ohio.  After challenging planting seasons in recent years, farmers will be taking ... fatalities, around 14% were the result of a roadway collision.  In 2020 alone, the total number of incidents ...

  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 ... be anything from unpleasant to even life-threatening, but there are simple ways to prevent ... in a groove and work for an extended period without taking a break. Set an alarm, place a notecard in ...

  3. 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

    thinking it can never happen on your farm.  Take preventative action and be prepared. Wayne Dellinger, ANR ... in place: Call 911 or your local first responders at the first sign of a fire.  Don’t wait to know if ... Emergency response times will be longer in these situations. Have (2) ABC fire extinguishers mounted on the ...

  4. 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 ... safely each time, but as a reminder, a JSA form should never replace good initial instruction and close ...

  5. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-safe-making-hay-when-sun-shines

    harvest can be a very labor intensive and time-consuming job. Hay harvest involves working around many ... a busy month, finishing the crop planting, caring for livestock, and harvesting first cutting of hay. Hay ... the sun. Here are some tips to stay safe and healthy while making hay in 2021. Pace Yourself The hay ...

  6. Staying Safe in the Sun

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

    there are steps we can take to protect our skin while we go about our daily tasks: Check the local UV ... between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. These simple steps take only a few minutes of our time, but go a long way in ...

  7. Manure Pit Safety

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

    give workers time to move away from higher gas concentration areas.  H 2 S gas concentration levels of ... ventilate the area for a period of time before entering the area.  Follow the “Lock Out, Tag Out” procedure ...

  8. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

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

    Organization (2020), a zoonosis is an infectious disease that has jumped from an animal to humans. Zoonotic ... https://agsafety.osu.edu/. Sources World Health Organization. (2020).  Zoonoses. World Health Organization.  ...

  9. One Question Could Save Someone’s Life

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/one-question-could-save-someone%E2%80%99s-life

    aware that warm weather is inching toward Ohio, it is also  Mental Health Awareness month. May is a time ... the community can take to gain knowledge on how to help those struggling in a potential mental health ... crisis. Each person can take training and learn to use a strategy known as  QPR  (Question, Persuade, ...

  10. 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

    Remember to take time to eat and drink. Set a goal for the day and complete one job at a time. Remember to ... Richard Purdin, OSU Extension, Adams County ANR/CD Educator The month of May is a busy time on the ... farm, from making hay to building fence, planting crops, and tending to livestock. For many small and ...

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