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  1. 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

    Mary Ann Rose, Pesticide Safety Education With the arrival of summer, the risk of heat stress ... increases.  Farmers have an elevated risk of heat stress for obvious reasons – working outdoors.  Activities that ... require protective clothing, such as pesticide application, further increase the risk.    Heat stress is ...

  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

    aware that warm weather is inching toward Ohio, it is also  Mental Health Awareness month. May is a time ...

  3. 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

    tripping hazards and cluttered areas to decrease the risk of injury. Fences, gates, alleyways, and panels ...

  4. 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

    do with your leftover medication? Many Ohio residents have expired or unused pharmaceutical products ... in their medicine cabinets and don’t know what to do with them. Unused drugs can create a risk of ... While Ohio EPA does not regulate the disposal of pharmaceutical products by consumers. The State of Ohio ...

  5. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    Public Safety, Ohio Traffic Crash Facts).  Of these 380 incidents, 3 resulted in fatalities and 99 ... the State of Ohio.  After challenging planting seasons in recent years, farmers will be taking ... telecommuting back to work from COVID-19 and we have an increased risk of incidents on local roadways. In the ...

  6. 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

    inactive over the spring months, a team of Ohio State University students are thinking about fire hazards ... maintenance plans in place for the equipment owned or operated by the farm.  The results will help target ... for contributing to an Ohio State senior capstone project.  Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, can be ...

  7. Roadway Transport Safety of Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks

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

    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 ... weight of the nurse tank. This will assist the operator in maintaining control minimizing the risk of ...

  8. Severe Weather on the Farm

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

    when severe weather strikes is not the greatest of situations.   Ohio Governor Mike DeWine proclaimed ... March 21-27, 2021 as Ohio’s Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week. Many of us saw pictures of the ...

  9. 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

    Bin The grain storage structure has many danger zones or areas that can serve as high risk to ... shafts or augers. Educate The Next Generation Young adults working on the farm need to be educated on ...

  10. Dee Jepsen, PhD

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/people/dee-jepsen-phd

    Building 590 Woody Hayes Drive, Room 262 Columbus, Ohio 43210 (614) 292-6008 jepsen.4@osu.edu Dr. Dee ... for Ohio; documenting farm injuries and fatalities; respiratory hazards associated with grain dust at ... * Ohio Association of Extension Professionals Degrees & Certifications * Ph.D. Human and Communty ...

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