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  1. 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

    plenty of water (8 ounces every 15-30 minutes) and stay hydrated even if you are just operating ... information and safety steps you can go to  https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-59126  and  ... the sun. Here are some tips to stay safe and healthy while making hay in 2021. Pace Yourself The hay ...

  2. 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

    with mental or behavioral health challenges. However, did you know that even if you are not a trained ... How to ask the question in a variety of ways “are you thinking about dying?” is taught during this ... tactics for help. Sharing how much they are loved and cared for by either you or someone (if they are ...

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

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/summer-days-ahead-don%E2%80%99t-ignore-heat-stress

    they are experiencing the heat stroke symptoms, get medical assistance immediately.    For additional ... information on symptoms and first aid measures, read the following resources: Heat Stress (factsheet) ...

  4. 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

    about taking care of their health and wellness. Here are a few steps you can take this spring to stay ... you are working in the field does not mean you cannot have a healthy meal. Your lunch should provide ... medium sized farms these tasks are commonly placed on the shoulders of a few individuals. With less labor ...

  5. Teaching Youth to be Safe Around Livestock

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/teaching-youth-be-safe-around-livestock

    spots of the livestock you are working with. Swine and cattle have a difficult time judging distance and ... you know livestock can hear sounds and pitches that humans cannot? Loud noises scare animals and high ... when you may be in danger. Signs may include:  Showing their teeth  Body posture- pawing at the ground, ...

  6. Spring Pesticide Safety Reminders

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/spring-pesticide-safety-reminders

    requires a respirator – did you know that?  Be sure you have whatever the label requires. Are you sure you ... agricultural pesticides all require long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes, and socks  at a minimum.  Are you in ... compliance with the label?   Are you applying pesticides from inside an enclosed cab?  The label may not ...

  7. Safe Measures Around the Post-Hole Digger = More Fence Built This Spring

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safe-measures-around-post-hole-digger-more

    information and safety steps you can go to  https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/aex-5931. Richard Purdin, ... stretches of fence. There are two types of tractor mounted post-hole diggers available on the market, power ... shields are in place.   Inspect and Maintain Equipment Properly Make sure cutting blade is sharp. Ensure ...

  8. Pharmaceutical Waste, National Drug Take Back Campaign

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/pharmaceutical-waste-national-drug-take-back

    Board of Pharmacy has an excellent website with information for consumers, pharmacies, and others ...  The website has valuable information  f or drug disposal box locations, regulations, and additional ... For more information on the National Drug Take-Back program or agricultural topics contact Sarah ...

  9. Did you know Ohio ranks 4th in the U.S. for combine fires?

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/did-you-know-ohio-ranks-4th-us-combine-fires

    Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, Agricultural Safety and Health While many combines are parked and ... inactive over the spring months, a team of Ohio State University students are thinking about fire hazards ... that occur to these machines while they are harvesting summer and fall crops.   This team of ...

  10. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    you are preparing to meet a piece of equipment, watch for guardrails, mailboxes, and road signs that ... for upcoming farm and field drives where the operator may be turning before attempting to pass.  If ... their part by ensuring their safety lighting and marking equipment are clean and functional.  Using ...

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