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  1. 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 ...

  2. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/keeping-next-generation-safe

    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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Manure Pit Safety

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/manure-pit-safety

    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 ...

  5. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/can-animals-spread-disease-humans

    traveling or enjoying some outdoor activities, many people might encounter animals in either an urban or ... include petting or touching animals, bites or scratches, or your dog lying in bed with you licking your ... team are essential in preventing the spread of zoonotic disease. Quality Assurance programs delivered ...

  6. Staying Safe in the Sun

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/staying-safe-sun

    an important role in the hydrological cycle that provides us with water and the process of ... then reapply every 2 hours while you’re out in the sun. You may need to reapply sunscreen more often if ... sunscreen. When possible, plan to work in the shade or indoors when UV rays are strongest, which is typically ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ... advantage of every window of opportunity to get seeds in the ground. Combine the spring planting equipment ... telecommuting back to work from COVID-19 and we have an increased risk of incidents on local roadways. In the ...

  9. Milk Production of Ohio Dairy Herds (2016 through 2020)

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/milk-production-ohio-dairy-herds-2016-through-2020

    farmers. The proportions of fat and protein are useful in monitoring cow health and feeding practices ... program are provided in Table 1. Not all herds on DHI are included in the table below because of the ... number of test dates, and given that some of the herds consist of other breeds than the ones shown. In ...

  10. Heat Stress in 2021: Will it be Intense?

    https://dairy.osu.edu/newsletter/buckeye-dairy-news/volume-23-issue-3/heat-stress-2021-will-it-be-intense

    cows during the transition period. It can even cause challenges for calves before and after birth. In ... the U.S., heat stress is estimated to generate between $1.69 and $2.36 billion in total annual loss to ... factors in the humidity as well. For this reason, we utilize a temperature-humidity index (THI). While ...

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