Recent Updates

  1. Safe Use of Jacks

    Objective: To know how to correctly use jacks for equipment repairs. Trainer’s Note Serious crushing injuries can result from the improper use of jacks. Demonstrate the correct way to use a jack when working on equipment. Let teams of workers practice the correct method for using a jack with various pieces of equipment. Review the true or false quiz.
  2. Safe Use of Hydraulic Systems

    Objective: To know the hazards that could occur from working with hydraulic equipment and how to prevent them. Trainer’s Note Many farm implements use a hydraulic system. Understanding the system reduces the chances of having an incident. Ask an experienced worker to demonstrate hooking up farm machinery to the hydraulic system on a tractor. Other workers might practice. Review the true or false quiz.
  3. Safe Use of Harvesting Equipment with Cutterbars

    Objective: To be able to safely work with and unplug cutterbar-equipped farm machinery. Trainer’s Note Conduct this session in the shop or field. Have harvesting equipment available to demonstrate the proper way to unplug cutters. Review service and maintenance needs. Emphasize that safety must always be the first priority. Review the true or false quiz.
  4. The Benefits of Family Meals

    Conversation, togetherness, relationship building, and healthful eating are just a few of the benefits family mealtimes provide. In today’s hectic lifestyle, it can be challenging to bring the family together for a shared meal; however, the benefits may be worth the extra effort.
  5. Safe Use Of Hand Pallet Trucks

    Objective: To be able to safely use hand pallet trucks in the work place. Trainer’s Note
  6. Safe Use of Hand-Held Tools

    Objective: To be able to use hand-held tools in a safe manner. Trainer’s Note
  7. Safe Use Of Flammable Liquids

    Objective: To be able to use flammable liquids in a safe manner. Trainer’s Note Review the following information with workers. Stress the importance of keeping flammables away from any possible sparking. Encourage workers to discuss situations where sparking flammables was a problem. Review the true or false quiz.
  8. Safe Operation of Portable Circular Power Saws

    Objective: To be able to safely use power saws, and to prevent injuries. Trainer’s Note Hold this session in the shop. Discuss the hazards involved with using power saws and how these hazards can be avoided. Ask the workers why the hazards associated with power saws are often overlooked. Review the true or false quiz.
  9. Safe Handling of Anhydrous Ammonia

    Objective: To incorporate adequate safety precautions when working with or transporting anhydrous ammonia (NH3).  Trainer’s Note
  10. Spray Irrigation of Reclaimed Wastewater for Rural Homes

    Septic systems require deep permeable soil of at least 36 inches to treat and safely disperse wastewater onsite. However, in almost 85 percent of Ohio’s land area, the soil is too shallow to seasonal water tables or other limiting conditions. One option for many rural areas is to first treat the wastewater, disinfect it, and then irrigate lawn and landscaping on the lot.