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  1. Safety Considerations for Community Gardens and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/may-2016/injury-prevention/safety-considerations-community-gardens-and

    or know where to take shelter if a thunderstorm or weather event strikes.   • Posting a sign where to ... take shelter in the event of a weather-related emergency is important for staff, volunteers, and ... community festivals or events, are available at https://u.osu.edu/agritourismready/   For more information ...

  2. A Survey for Ohio Farmers with On-Farm Grain Storage Facilities

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/march-2016/announcements/survey-ohio-farmers-farm-grain-storage-facilities

    Farmers in 60 of Ohio’s 88 counties have responded to the On-Farm Grain Storage Safety Survey. The ... counties highlighted in red have farmer participants! AND, there are 2 weeks remaining to advertise the ... link for more farmers (especially those in the white highlighted counties) to participate!  The survey ...

  3. Universal Design and Assistive Technology

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/january-2016/injury-prevention/universal-design-and-assistive-technology

    your help. Universal Design is the design of products or environments to make life easier for all ... on water and lighting a room easier. Can you think of other items in your home that can make life ... easier? Several of these concepts can be applied to your farm shop and buildings to make work outside ...

  4. June/July 2016

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/junejuly-2016

    safety news and activities that may be re-published in your own newsletters or programs. If you have ...

  5. February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/february-2016/injury-prevention/february-heart-disease-awareness-month

    area of uncontrollable stress for the farmer. Know your input costs, planting costs, and harvesting ... knowing what your break-even point is and at what level to market your crop.  ·      Doing winter ... yourself in the cold weather. Winter is also the time for farmer meetings. I often ask, “What is your most ...

  6. Slips, Trips, and Falls

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/junejuly-2016/injury-prevention/slips-trips-and-falls

    hands / 1 foot).- In wet or slippery conditions, take smaller steps and try to ensure your torso stays ... balanced over your feet.- Use slip resistant matting or provide textured surfaces in potentially wet ... stored.- Minimize distractions to remain alert to hazards and avoid carrying bulky items that block your ...

  7. Reducing Winter Work Injuries

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/december-2015/injury-prevention/reducing-winter-work-injuries

    restrictive to the range of motion in your body movements. Individuals who continue to perform work activities ... your muscles before you begin.  Don't overload the shovel, and take frequent breaks to stretch ... your back. Bend your knees and let your legs do the lifting. Avoid twisting motions which can lead to ...

  8. May 2016

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/may-2016

    safety news and activities that may be re-published in your own newsletters or programs. If you have ...

  9. Safety and Health Topics for your Winter Programs

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/january-2016/announcements/safety-and-health-topics-your-winter-programs

    Please consider the Ag Safety Office when developing your winter and early spring producer ... specifically for your audience group, or feel free to select a topic from our “Most Popular List” below. The ... average session is 45-60 minutes, but can be adjusted or combined with other topics to fit your schedule. ...

  10. Fall Agritourism Preparedness

    https://agsafety.osu.edu/newsletter/ag-safety-stat/october-2015/emergency-management/fall-agritourism-preparedness

    safety can come first for your farm this fall. Have fire safety and weather emergency plans in place. ... trained to use them. It’s a good idea to contact your local fire department prior to the beginning of your ... season. Let them know the exact size and coordinates of your agritourism activity. If possible, ask the ...

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