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  1. It’s Time to Break Down the Stigma

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/it%E2%80%99s-time-break-down-stigma

    a mental health challenge in effort to prevent a future suicide.  How is this affecting our community? The ... agricultural community is  1.5 times  more likely to die by suicide than any other population in the United ... States according to a CDC study published in 2017. Suicides are up by over 40% in the last 20 years ...

  2. Confined Space

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    Confined Space video Manure Pit Safety-- Safety Through the Seasons Newsletter article Gas Hazards in ...

  3. Safe Handling of Livestock on the Farm and at the Show

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    in different ways. As a livestock handler, reducing the amount of stress placed on the livestock will ... go a long way in reducing the occurrence of human and livestock injury. Some tips to reducing stress ...

  4. Stay Safe Watching Aerial Applications Over Farm Fields

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    in agriculture production to plant seeds for agronomic crops, cover crops and also to apply ... fertilizers and pesticides. Aerial applications, also known as crop dusting, is common in Ohio. It is ... a specialty service for fields that are in their advanced growing stages- where equipment can no longer pass ...

  5. Hay Baler Safety

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    a concern in late July and early August when there is still straw in the field and later cuttings of hay to ... someone. Be sure bale twine or wire is properly spliced and threaded in the machine to avoid knotter ... problems. While the knotter is in operation, never pull anything out of it. You can easily become entangled ...

  6. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/safely-keeping-farm-clean-cut

    propelled objects, and various moving equipment parts. Before hopping in the tractor, here are some steps to ... visible SMV sign. Ensure all shields and guards are in place.   Wear Proper PPE Wearing the proper ... topography and in many areas of Ohio this involves steep slopes. Some ways to avoid equipment rollover ...

  7. Stay Hydrated this Summer

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/stay-hydrated-summer

    hours outside each day, working beneath the hot sun and becoming drenched in sweat. Being teenage boys, ... funny. As an adult, I still smile at their innocent fun, but the Educator in me wants to interject and ... ask any number of questions, including, “Weren’t you worried about dehydration?!” Working outside in ...

  8. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

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    in determining whether they are physically and mentally able to complete certain tasks. The Farm and ... Ranch eXtension in Safety and Health (FReSH) Community of Practice (2012) listed key points about ... to work on the farm, ensure that they have appropriate childcare and are not in farm work areas. ...

  9. 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

    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 ... Dakota (7 th).  The majority of harvester fires start in the engine compartment. Contributing factors for ...

  10. Manure Pit Safety

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    is heavier than air, and will collect is low lying areas without good air movement.  If it is in the ... will cause alerted breathing, collapse, and death.  Exposure to ammonia results in immediate burning ... sensation and redness in the eyes.  Methane and carbon monoxide are odorless and difficult to detect by ...

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