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  1. Hay Baler Safety

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

    someone is working on the machine, never allow anyone to turn the flywheel. Moving parts can easily injure ... windrows, into it. Instead, spread the material on the ground so the machine can pick it up.   Wear ... adjusting the bale ejector. No one should stand behind or work on the ejector while the PTO and engine are ...

  2. 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, ... gloves Hearing protection   Mowing on Slopes Brush hogging usually involves working over rough or uneven ... control. Adjust rear and front tires to sit farther out, increasing stability on slopes. Wear a seat belt ...

  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 ... increase in fires to combine harvesters and crop fields. Unintentional fires are never an enjoyable event. ... pre-planning for fire emergencies.  Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for combine fires. Other states leading 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 ... (2014) “About every three days a child on a U.S. farm dies from an agriculture-related incident. Every ...

  5. 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 ... they would toss their sweat-soaked t-shirts aside each night and be amused when they tried to put on ... the summer puts a significant strain on our bodies. When our bodies warm up from physical exertion and ...

  6. 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 ... team are essential in preventing the spread of zoonotic disease. Quality Assurance programs delivered ... bites daily. Maintain accurate and current medical records. For more details and information on signs ...

  7. 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 ... anticipating farm equipment actions on the roadway will help decrease the risk of collisions.  When approaching ... advantage of every window of opportunity to get seeds in the ground. Combine the spring planting equipment ...

  8. 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

      www.osha.gov/sites/default/files/2019-03/trainer_guide.pdf Mary Ann Rose, Director, Pesticide Safety Education Program can be reached at (614) 292-4070 or  ... injuries.    Protect yourself, your family and farm workers by implementing preventive measures and knowing the ... information on symptoms and first aid measures, read the following resources: Heat Stress (factsheet) ...

  9. Staying Safe in the Sun

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

    earth, yet provides just the right amount of heat and light to support life on our planet. The sun plays ... photosynthesis that enables our crops to grow properly. Sunshine is critical for farm life, but like anything ... index  here  , including on cloudy days. When the UV forecast is 3 or higher, be sure to apply sunscreen ...

  10. Manure Pit Safety

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

    provide.  Having a self-contained breathing apparatus or supplied air respirator on hand is ... working on or repairing. Fencing and signage are important considerations around open manure pits to ...

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