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  1. 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

    for contributing to an Ohio State senior capstone project.  Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, can be ... inactive over the spring months, a team of Ohio State University students are thinking about fire hazards ... safety education that farmers have in place for their combine harvesters.  If you own or operate ...

  2. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    Ag Safety & Health, Farm Fatality and Injury Database for Ohio).  Of these tractor related ... signal.  With larger equipment, often it is difficult for the operator to see traffic coming from behind.  Watch ... you are preparing to meet a piece of equipment, watch for guardrails, mailboxes, and road signs that ...

  3. COVID-19 Resources for Farmers

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/program-areas/covid-19-resources-farmers

    CDC- Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility   Agricultural Operations Resouces: Agritourism Guidance for Ohio ... https://vet.osu.edu/sites/vet.osu.edu/files/documents/extension/COVID-19%20Handout_SPANISH.pdf   University of Minnesota Swine Disease Eradication Center Practical biosecurity recommendations ... https://vetmed.umn.edu/sites/vetmed.umn.edu/files/covid19_and_barn_recommendations_-_spanish.pdf   University of Nebraska Medical Center Infographic: COVID-19 and Health on the Feedlot  https ...

  4. Severe Weather on the Farm

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/severe-weather-farm

    cover head with arms. Unfortunately for agriculture, there are many structures that are easily damaged ... in your area.   A Watch or a Warning Remember: A  Watch  indicates conditions are favorable for the ... when severe weather strikes is not the greatest of situations.   Ohio Governor Mike DeWine proclaimed ...

  5. Roadway Transport Safety of Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/roadway-transport-safety-anhydrous-ammonia

    Code 4513.32,  http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/4513.32). Speed—The speed limit for anhydrous ammonia tanks ... rolling to the fields, roadway safety becomes a priority. This is a review of Ohio’s regulations to ... years old. (Ohio Administrative Code 4901:2-5-04,  http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4901:2-5-04). Towing—It is ...

  6. Working Safely with Anhydrous Ammonia

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/working-safely-anhydrous-ammonia

    with the safe use of the product, understand the potential for injury and know how to respond to an ... as a part of their spring planting season. Anyone working with anhydrous ammonia should be familiar ... emergency. There are several hazards associated to working with anhydrous ammonia in the field. One hazard is that ...

  7. Vomitoxin in Corn Grain Bins

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/vomitoxin-corn-grain-bins

    vomitoxin. Some localized areas of Ohio experienced fields with Gibberella ear rot (GER) that was more than ... in grain at the time of storage. When selling grain, corn that has been tested with vomitoxin should ... accessible for online purchases. Quarter masks, with replaceable cartridges, may also be more economical in ...

  8. Pull the Strings Before Working Around the Bin

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/winter-season/pull-strings-working-around-bin

    your safety, never remove shields unless for service or repair. NEVER lean over or step over moving PTO ... fulfill marketing contracts or sell their 2020 crop to purchase crop inputs for the upcoming 2021 growing ... season. During this time of year producers will most likely be wearing multiple layers of clothing in the ...

  9. Is it pandemic fatigue, winter blues, or Seasonal affective disorder?

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/winter-season/it-pandemic-fatigue-winter-blues

    Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator / Ohio AgrAbility Coordinator It’s wintertime. The ... a few minutes more daylight every day. If you have been feeling down and unmotivated for a few weeks or ... of guilt, worthlessness or hopelessness. SAD can also cause trouble with motivation, not sleeping, ...

  10. Using Heat Lamps: Proceed with Caution!

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/winter-season/using-heat-lamps-proceed-caution

    for ways to keep their livestock warm. Often livestock owners are in a hurry and think hanging a heat ... baling twine to keep a newborn kid or day-old chicks warm for the night. This is an accident waiting to ... happen! With any electrical appliance or heating source they need to be used carefully.  If you must use ...

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