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  1. Hay Baler Safety

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

    be made. Oftentimes wheat and hay fields that have more slope than row crops like corn and soybeans, ... with limited time. Therefore, operators must always work safely as no hay or straw crop is worth injury ...

  2. 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. ... heat sources include faulty wiring, over-heated bearings, leaking fuel or hydraulic oil. The dry crop ... morning while waiting for the dew to burn off the crops. However, performing maintenance at night will ...

  3. Manure Pit Safety

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

    H 2 S monitors or multi-gas detectors that will provide alerts when levels are increasing.  The alert system will ... recommended.  Establishing a “Buddy System” in your operating procedures is important when working around manure pits in the ... call for emergency help if needed. Properly operating ventilation systems are very important for ...

  4. Staying Safe in the Sun

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

    photosynthesis that enables our crops to grow properly. Sunshine is critical for farm life, but like anything ...

  5. 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

    a busy month, finishing the crop planting, caring for livestock, and harvesting first cutting of hay. Hay ... easily shorten the harvest window making the process very challenging. Harvest your hay crop in intervals ... rather than trying to harvest the whole crop in one week. Protect yourself It is a good practice to drink ...

  6. 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

    farm, from making hay to building fence, planting crops, and tending to livestock. For many small and ... attitude. Change in eating habits. Depression or lack of communication with others. Weakened immune system ...

  7. Working Safely with Anhydrous Ammonia

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

    respiratory system. Some simple suggestions when working with anhydrous ammonia in the field include:- Always ...

  8. 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 ... (PTO) or hydraulic system. Prevention Measures Read the operator’s manual for proper operating ...

  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

    that occur to these machines while they are harvesting summer and fall crops.   This team of ... Agricultural Systems Management students are seeking input from owners and operators of farm machinery. The ...

  10. Severe Weather on the Farm

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

    farmers. Weather is what dictates everything from when fieldwork can be done to how well crops yield. Severe ... fields dry, tractors will be operating in full force across the corn belt to get crops planted. With ...

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