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  1. Severe Weather on the Farm

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

    weather awareness is an old topic that sometimes needs a reminder. Getting caught in the middle of a field ... fields dry, tractors will be operating in full force across the corn belt to get crops planted. With ... today’s agricultural equipment, every pass in the field may mean numerous levers, toggle switches, and ...

  2. Vomitoxin in Corn Grain Bins

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/vomitoxin-corn-grain-bins

    hauling corn to market. Cash bids are very good, the weather has broken after several weeks of cold ... producers may experience vomitoxin in their bins when unloading and cleaning out this past harvest’s corn ... conditions become relatively dry and unfavorable for visual symptoms to develop. Local markets such as ...

  3. 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

    recognized as grain bin safety week. Many producers will be working in or around grain storage structures to ... fulfill marketing contracts or sell their 2020 crop to purchase crop inputs for the upcoming 2021 growing ... season. During this time of year producers will most likely be wearing multiple layers of clothing in the ...

  4. Using Heat Lamps: Proceed with Caution!

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/winter-season/using-heat-lamps-proceed-caution

    for ways to keep their livestock warm. Often livestock owners are in a hurry and think hanging a heat ... lamp will be temporary. In a hurry they quickly hang the heat lamp up in the corner of a stall using ... extinguisher in the barn in case a problem arises.  Install a loud smoke detector that can be heard at the ...

  5. Is it pandemic fatigue, winter blues, or Seasonal affective disorder?

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/winter-season/it-pandemic-fatigue-winter-blues

    SAD can cause you to have lower energy, lack of interest in activities you usually enjoy, or feelings ... curtains or blinds and let the light into your home. Get outside and take a walk, or sit in the sun (wear ...

  6. About Us

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/about-us-2

    The Agricultural Safety and Health program at The Ohio State University in the Department of Food, ...

  7. Dee Jepsen, PhD

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

    for teaching, extension and research in occupational safety and health. She teaches during Spring ... interested in agricultural occupational safety training. Her outreach efforts evolve around current issues in ... tractor safety education programs for youth and Women in Agriculture; establishing a ROPS rebate program ...

  8. Winter Weather Preparedness on the Farm

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

    long-term forecast is as important in the winter as it is in the Spring when trying to get crops in the ... Depending on the forecast, you may want some extra supplies of feed and bedding material in case trips to ... hands are always warm.  Even as in the summer, be mindful to stay hydrated and avoid over-exertion.  ...

  9. Avoiding the Emergency Room This Winter

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/safety-through-seasons-2021/winter-season/avoiding-emergency-room-winter

    risk is elevated due to ice, wind, snow, and extreme low temperatures. In 2017 OSHA reported that 20% ... of workplace injuries were caused by slipping and falling in winter weather conditions.  Precautions ... need to be taken when working in the winter elements. No matter how important a task may seem, it is ...

  10. Safety Through the Seasons 2021

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

    re-published in your own newsletters or programs. If you have safety-related questions or program ideas that ...

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