Iowa Farmer Today (IFT) publishes Safety Watch, a monthly column featuring safety and health information contributed by the Great Plains Center, the Telling the Story Project, and  Iowa’s Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH).  Safety Watch is featured in the second issue of each month for IFT Publications’ Iowa Farmer Today, Illinois Farmer Today, Missouri Farmer Today, and Midwest Marketer.

Click on the year (or full list) then choose title (pdf) or Iowa Farmer Today (link) in each line to read the article.

2015-2021 (List all articles)

Keep safety in mind when mowing ditches – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2021

‘Protecting others’ tops motivations to get vaccine – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today,  July 2021

Be aware of equipment blind spots to get bystanders safe  – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2021

Farm leaders share COVID-19 vaccination experiences – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2021

Flowers are blooming, ticks are crawling – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2021

With vaccines come new ways to stay safe – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2021

Develop plans to save livestock and livelihood B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2021

Vaccine rollout doesn’t end need for care S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2021

Stocked, visible first aid kit vital to farm safety  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2020

Keep your guard — and mask — up – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2020

Agencies work together to add respirator test options – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2020

Iowa leads as COVID rates rise in Midwest – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2020

Resources available for COVID-19 stress management – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2020

COVID upsurge demands all-hands effort – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2020

Choose Safety – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2020

Safety Watch_ Preventing rural crashes critical amid health crisis  – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2020

Face masks have different purposes, protective levels S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2020

Youths may be key to safer farms – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2020

Safety Watch: Simple kits are first step to address radon hazard in homes – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2020

Don’t rely on luck to get through next emergency  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December  2019

Safety Watch: Safety acronym invites farmers to Consider All Risks, in Each situation  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November  2019

No matter the ladder, keep safety in mind  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October  2019

Farmer touts safety mantra years after close call  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2019

Recent deaths reinforce need for safe driving, ROPS  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2019

Safety Watch: Mowing mistakes on slopes can claim lives, limbs & Mowing reminders – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2019

Safety Watch: Chronic pain and medication  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2019

Safety Watch: Man counts good fortune following ATV accident – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2019

Rollover protection a critical safety strategy for small farms  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2019

Broadcaster shares run-in with steer that broke her hand  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2019

Suicide prevention is a community-wide effort – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2019

Tale of the ring neck and the ‘safety lady’ – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2019

Experts Recommend SOPS for Safety – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2018

Recent H2S cattle deaths a reminder for precautions  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2018

Prevent grain-related injuries, – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2018

‘Think twice’: 30 years later, a survivor offers plea to farmers  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2018

ATVs not made for roadway, even when state laws allow  B JanssenIowa Farmer Today, August 2018

Telling the story  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2018

Dairy promotes safety from farm to table – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2018

Safe handling could prevent hardship caused by hay bales – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2018

Think about spring training before spring planting begins – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2018

Elders show importance of eye protection  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2018

Farm safety doesn’t happen by accident – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2018

Saving grace – Story of survival sparks changes on hog operation  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2018

Farm couple honored for safety work after experiencing tragedy  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2017

Farm film reaches rural classrooms, urban theaters  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2017

Youth Groups Encourage Farmer Safety – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2017

Farmer’s Ordeal Began with an ATV Rollover – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2017

Long Hours May Have Hidden Consequences – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2017

Simple mistake means shortcut to ER  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2017

Expect the unexpected when handling livestock  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2017

Safe Travel Means Busting Some Myths  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2017

Standard Expands Respiratory Protection  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2017

Plan Now for Safe Manure Handling  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2017

Small Steps Affect Beginning Farmers’ Safety  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2017

Winter Repair Work Presents Stability Risks  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2017

Suicide Rate Among Farmers at Historic High  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2016

Producers Respond to H2S Deaths  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2016

Farming with Diabetes Requires Balancing Act  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2016.

Risky Moves Rise as Farmers move Fast, Solo – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2016.

Responders Prep for Safe Harvest  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2016.

Attention to Surroundings Makes Shared Roadways Safer  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2016

Keep New, Young Employees Safe on the Farm This Season – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2016

Micotil injections can be lethal  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2016.

Collaboration keeps Argentine Farmers Safe  M Brigioni and B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2016.

The right respirator – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2016

Farming safely, profitably — are you a good risk? B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2016

Bin fires can create CO danger  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2016

Take precautions to avoid farm fires this winter – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2015

Various risks associated with pressure washing – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2015

I-CASH grants help spread safety to future farmers  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2015

Everyday Lessons  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2015

Patience prevents accidents when baling, moving hay – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2015

Take precautions to avoid heat-related illness – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2015

Knock-down effect of hydrogen Sulfide  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2015

Farming can be challenging after knee, shoulder surgery  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2015

Help Kids Stay Safe on the Farm  M Ramirez and T Ellis, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2015.

Anhydrous Injury Survivors Share Stories  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2015.

Spring Cleaning: Tips for Safe and Successful Controlled Burns on the Farm – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2015.

Hearing Protection Never Too Early or Too Late  S Leonard and Fred Gerr, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2015.

2017

Farm couple honored for safety work after experiencing tragedy  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2017

Farm film reaches rural classrooms, urban theaters  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2017

Youth Groups Encourage Farmer Safety – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2017

Farmer’s Ordeal Began with an ATV Rollover – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2017

Long Hours May Have Hidden Consequences – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2017

Simple mistake means shortcut to ER  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2017

Expect the unexpected when handling livestock  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2017

Safe Travel Means Busting Some Myths  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2017

Standard Expands Respiratory Protection  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2017

Plan Now for Safe Manure Handling  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2017

Small Steps Affect Beginning Farmers’ Safety  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2017

Winter Repair Work Presents Stability Risks  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2017

2016

Suicide Rate Among Farmers at Historic High  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2016

Producers Respond to H2S Deaths  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2016

Farming with Diabetes Requires Balancing Act  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2016.

Risky Moves Rise as Farmers move Fast, Solo – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2016.

Responders Prep for Safe Harvest  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2016.

Attention to Surroundings Makes Shared Roadways Safer  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2016

Keep New, Young Employees Safe on the Farm This Season – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2016

Micotil injections can be lethal  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2016.

Collaboration keeps Argentine Farmers Safe  M Brigioni and B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2016.

The right respirator – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2016

Farming safely, profitably — are you a good risk? B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, February 2016

Bin fires can create CO danger  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, January 2016

2015

Take precautions to avoid farm fires this winter – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, December 2015

Various risks associated with pressure washing – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, November 2015

I-CASH grants help spread safety to future farmers  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, October 2015

Everyday Lessons  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, September 2015

Patience prevents accidents when baling, moving hay – S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2015

Take precautions to avoid heat-related illness – B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2015

Knock-down effect of hydrogen Sulfide  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, July 2015

Farming can be challenging after knee, shoulder surgery  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, June 2015

Help Kids Stay Safe on the Farm  M Ramirez and T Ellis, Iowa Farmer Today, May 2015.

Anhydrous Injury Survivors Share Stories  S Leonard, Iowa Farmer Today, April 2015.

Spring Cleaning: Tips for Safe and Successful Controlled Burns on the Farm  B Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, March 2015.

Hearing Protection Never Too Early or Too Late  S Leonard and Fred Gerr, Iowa Farmer Today