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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

    harvest can be a very labor intensive and time-consuming job. Hay harvest involves working around many ... 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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

    injuries.    Protect yourself, your family and farm workers by implementing preventive measures and knowing the ... plenty of water to stay hydrated; avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages. During heavy work in heat, the ... at cooler times of the day. Take breaks to cool down, for example, 10-15 minutes every 2 hours. Wear ...

  4. 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 ... Many times the person will need professional help in some way, shape, or form. Sometimes that will be ... the immediate 911 phone call. Other times helping make an appointment with a licensed mental health ...

  5. Let's Go Camping!

    https://hardin.osu.edu/news/lets-go-camping

    Are you ready to head to 4-H Camp Ohio?! We are! Check out our 2021 Hardin County 4-H Camp Sign Up ...

  6. 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

    teaching youth responsibilities on the farm. Younger children may not be aware of the dangers that come ... spots of the livestock you are working with. Swine and cattle have a difficult time judging distance and ...

  7. Spring Pesticide Safety Reminders

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

    labels, and make sure you do.  One of the new dicamba formulations used on dicamba-tolerant soybeans ... exit to the field while spraying.    Mixing and loading in the field?  Make sure you have soap, water ... pesticides are volatile, and they can contaminate your PPE.  *One exception: certain fumigants do call for ...

  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

    While Ohio EPA does not regulate the disposal of pharmaceutical products by consumers. The State of Ohio ... do with your leftover medication? Many Ohio residents have expired or unused pharmaceutical products ... can contribute to water contamination and may cause harm to aquatic life. To safely dispose of ...

  9. 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

    Richard Purdin, ANR/CD Educator Adams County A common tool used on the farm is a tractor mounted ... post-hole auger/digger. A tractor mounted post-hole digger can reduce time and labor when building large ... as rocks and tree branches from the work site. Allow only one operator on the equipment. Disengage ...

  10. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    the State of Ohio.  After challenging planting seasons in recent years, farmers will be taking ... period from 2009-2018 over half of the farm fatalities in Ohio were related to tractor use (OSU Extension ... Ag Safety & Health, Farm Fatality and Injury Database for Ohio).  Of these tractor related ...

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