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  1. 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

    Richard Purdin, ANR/CD Educator Adams County A common tool used on the farm is a tractor mounted post-hole auger/digger. A tractor mounted post-hole digger can reduce time and labor when building large stretches of fence. ...

  2. 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

    Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, Agricultural Safety and Health While many combines are parked and inactive over the spring months, a team of Ohio State University students are thinking about fire hazards that occur to these machines while they are harves ...

  3. Roadway Transport Safety of Anhydrous Ammonia Tanks

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

    Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor, Agricultural Safety and Health As Anhydrous nurse tanks start rolling to the fields, roadway safety becomes a priority. This is a review of Ohio’s regulations to protect the transporter and the public. ...

  4. Severe Weather on the Farm

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

    Wayne Dellinger, ANR Educator Union County Being aware of weather conditions is nothing new to farmers. Weather is what dictates everything from when fieldwork can be done to how well crops yield. Severe weather awareness is an old topic that sometimes ne ...

  5. Springtime on Rural Roads

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

    Wayne Dellingner, 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 gr ...

  6. Working Safely with Anhydrous Ammonia

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

    Kent McGuire – OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator Many farmers are applying anhydrous ammonia as a part of their spring planting season. Anyone working with anhydrous ammonia should be familiar with the safe use of the product, understand the potenti ...

  7. Vomitoxin in Corn Grain Bins

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

    Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension, Hardin County ANR Educator; with information from Pierce Paul, OSU Extension, Corn & Wheat Disease Specialist and Dee Jepsen, OSU Extension, Associate Professor and State Agricultural Safety Leader. Currently there is ...

  8. 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

    Richard Purdin, OSU Extension, Adams County ANR/CD Educator The Week of February 21st is 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 pu ...

  9. 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

    Sabrina Schirtzinger, ANR Educator Knox County As temperatures get cold livestock owners search 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 ...

  10. 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

    Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator / Ohio AgrAbility Coordinator It’s wintertime. The temperatures are cold, the days are short, and the nights are long. You have work to do, but you just don’t feel like doing it. The good news is that the sh ...

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