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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

    different types of equipment, long hours spent in the field, exposure to dust, and numerous hours exposed to ... the sun. Here are some tips to stay safe and healthy while making hay in 2021. Pace Yourself The hay ... easily shorten the harvest window making the process very challenging. Harvest your hay crop in intervals ...

  2. 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

    plenty of water to stay hydrated; avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages. During heavy work in heat, the ... some drugs may increase sensitivity. Build up a tolerance to working in the heat. Wear hats and sun ... possible and give them cool water to drink, in small amounts, but as much as they can drink.  Loosen or ...

  3. 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

    professional this may be helpful to those silently struggling? Read on to learn more about a training anyone in ... the community can take to gain knowledge on how to help those struggling in a potential mental health ... CPR is an emergency action non-medical professionals use to help save the lives of people in cardiac ...

  4. 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

    should be free of rusty nails, loose bolts, broken boards, and gaps in pens.  A key part of livestock ... handling safety is keeping equipment and facilities in proper working order.  Using Your Quiet Voice  Did ... voices will aid in keeping livestock at ease.  Recognize the Signs of Aggression/Fear  It is natural for ...

  5. 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

    force available on smaller farms, producers can easily become consumed in the work at hand and forget ... attitude. Change in eating habits. Depression or lack of communication with others. Weakened immune system. ... you are working in the field does not mean you cannot have a healthy meal. Your lunch should provide ...

  6. Spring Pesticide Safety Reminders

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

    effort into preparing for applicator safety?  Here are some questions to ask yourself in preparation for ... carefully to make sure your PPE have required level of chemical resistance.  The gloves in the picture are ... agricultural pesticides all require long-sleeved shirt, long pants, shoes, and socks  at a minimum.  Are you in ...

  7. 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

    stretches of fence. There are two types of tractor mounted post-hole diggers available on the market, power ... shields are in place.   Inspect and Maintain Equipment Properly Make sure cutting blade is sharp. Ensure ...

  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

    in their medicine cabinets and don’t know what to do with them. Unused drugs can create a risk of ... unintentional overdose or illegal abuse if not properly disposed of. However, flushing medication in the toilet ... people misused prescription tranquilizers or sedatives in 2019. The survey also showed that a majority of ...

  9. 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

    safety education that farmers have in place for their combine harvesters.  If you own or operate ... maintenance plans in place for the equipment owned or operated by the farm.  The results will help target ...

  10. Roadway Transport Safety of Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks

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

    highly recommended that the vehicle used to tow the nurse tank be at least equal in weight to the gross ... weight of the nurse tank. This will assist the operator in maintaining control minimizing the risk of ... Transport—If a leak occurs in transportation equipment and it is not practical to stop the leak, the driver ...

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