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  1. Safely Keeping The Farm Clean Cut

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

    the tractor to remove forage material, disengage equipment and wait for all moving parts to halt. Be ... farm chores are complete, for many farmers this means cleaning up overgrown pastures, buffer strips, ... belt guards to reduce the hazards of thrown objects. Inspect for properly working lights and clean ...

  2. Take Action Against Combine and Field Fires

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    plant materials on a regular basis, proper lubrication of bearings/chains, and checking electrical ... 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 ...

  3. Stay Hydrated this Summer

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    in a groove and work for an extended period without taking a break. Set an alarm, place a notecard in ...

  4. Keeping the Next Generation Safe

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    child(ren) to determine what tasks are developmentally appropriate for them. According to Farm Progress ... day some 38 children are injured on a U.S. farm…Vehicles and machinery account for 73 percent of the ... Provide children with the appropriate person protective equipment (PPE) for a given task and teach ...

  5. Can Animals Spread Disease to Humans?

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    pathogens can be either bacterial, viral, or parasitic.  How can they spread? The Centers for Disease ... plants, soil, and pet food/water bowls. Vector-borne – Being bitten by a tick, mosquito, or flea. ... Foodborne/Waterborne – Eating or drinking unsafe food or liquids. For example, unpasteurized (raw) milk, undercooked ...

  6. Manure Pit Safety

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    communication helps reduce the risk and keep everyone safe. Manure pit gases are the biggest concern for health ... breathing area for people and animals, it can be immediately dangerous to life and health. Manure ... call for emergency help if needed. Properly operating ventilation systems are very important for ...

  7. Staying Safe in the Sun

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    photosynthesis that enables our crops to grow properly. Sunshine is critical for farm life, but like anything ... else, too much of a good thing could also be a bad thing. For example, working outside and exposing your ... before heading out to work.  Apply sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher before heading out for the day, ...

  8. Stay Safe Making Hay When the Sun Shines

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    a busy month, finishing the crop planting, caring for livestock, and harvesting first cutting of hay. Hay ... Richard Purdin, OSU Extension, Adams County ANR/CD Educator For many livestock producers June is ... conditions and maintain a safe speed. Watch for sink holes or ground hog holes. Watch for the safety of other ...

  9. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    Wayne Dellinger, ANR Educator Union County Spring planting season will soon be under way across ... 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 ...

  10. Balancing Your Health and the Spring To-Do List

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    farm, from making hay to building fence, planting crops, and tending to livestock. For many small and ... Managing Stress During Crunch Time Get at least 7 hours of sleep. Communicate with family and friends. ... Remember to take time to eat and drink. Set a goal for the day and complete one job at a time. Remember to ...

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