Content tagged "machinery equipment safety"

Preventing Tractor Overturn Incidents

Ag Safety and Health Updated: April 14, 2016

Tractor overturn incidents can result in major injuries (crushing injuries, broken bones, and so on) and even death. The first step in preventing an injury...

Tractor Stability

Ag Safety and Health Updated: April 14, 2016

(Photo Source: Pennsylvania State University - Ag Safety and Health)The tractor is the most recognized piece of equipment on a farm or ranch, but it is also...

Hydraulic Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: March 28, 2016

Hydraulic systems on agricultural equipment are used to complete such maneuvers as lifting the buckets on skid steers or adjusting the position of combine...

Overhead Power-Line Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 19, 2016

Overhead power lines on a farm or ranch can pose a significant electrocution hazard. Because power lines may have been installed without insulation or the...

Rollover Protective Structures

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 19, 2016

Tractor rollover incidents account for approximately half of all tractor-related fatalities across the country. A rollover protective structure (ROPS) fits...

Machinery and Equipment Safety Publications

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 19, 2016

Chipper-Shredders2009Hold it Down! (Poster)Hold it Down! (Pocket Guide)2011     

Use of Hand Signals in Production Agriculture

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

Hand signals are an important means of communication on farms and ranches when noise levels are too loud or the distance is too far between workers to...

Mechanical Hazards: Pinch Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Source: Penn State Ag Safety and Health)A pinch point is an area where two or more rotating parts move together with at least one part moving in a circle....

Mechanical Hazards: Wrap Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Wrap Point. Source: University of Minnesota)Any type of exposed rotating machine component can pose a wrap point or entanglement point hazard. Almost all...

Mechanical Hazards: Burn Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Source: Penn State Agricultural Safety & Health)Burn-point hazards are associated with tractors, self-propelled equipment, and pull-type machinery. These...

Mechanical Hazards: Crush Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Photo Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension)A crush-point hazard exists when two objects move toward each other or when a moving object approaches a...

Mechanical Hazards: Freewheeling Parts

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Source: The Ohio State University Extension)Freewheeling parts are parts of a machine that continue to move even after power to the machine has been turned...

Mechanical Hazards: Pull-in Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Pull-in Point Hazard. Source: The Ohio State University)A pull-in point hazard is typically associated with crops being fed into a harvesting machine....

Mechanical Hazards: Thrown Objects

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

 A thrown-object hazard is typically associated with equipment that mows, chops, or cuts crops in an open field, barnyard, or yard. Thrown-object hazards...

Mechanical Hazards: Stored Energy

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Source: Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Safety and Health)Stored-energy hazards occur when confined energy is unintentionally released. A spring...

Mechanical Hazards: Shear or Cutting Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

A shear point hazard exists when the edges of two machine parts move across each other or move closely enough together to cut another object or move a...

Aftermarket ROPS Rebate Programs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 15, 2016

(Source: Penn State University Ag Safety & Health)Using a rollover protective structure (ROPS) and wearing a seat belt are the most effective ways to prevent...

NSTMOP: FAQs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: January 25, 2016

These frequently asked questions (FAQs) come from National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) instructors.I noticed that there are two...

AgSafety4u Certificate Course

Ag Safety and Health Updated: December 15, 2015

The Agricultural Safety and Health team at the Pennsylvania State University, recognizing the need for formalized agricultural safety and health education...

Increasing the Visibility of Agricultural Equipment on Public Roadways

Ag Safety and Health Updated: November 06, 2015

You must be extremely cautious when moving agricultural equipment on public roadways. Tractors and agricultural implements typically travel on roadways at...

Identifying and Correcting Hazards on Your Farm or Ranch

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 09, 2015

(Source: Penn State Ag Safety & Health)The majority of serious farm incidents involve machinery and equipment, but many hazards can be found in all areas of...

Skid Steer Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 05, 2015

A skid steer is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment on a farm or ranch because it is designed to maneuver easily in tight spaces and has a variety...

Machinery and Equipment Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 05, 2015

Agricultural Equipment Operator Safety (2002) Farm Augers: Manage the Safety Risks (2011)4:18 minutesFor Your Safety: Industrial and Agricultural Mower...

Gearing Up for Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 05, 2015

(Source: Purdue University)Gearing Up for Safety is an outcomes-based instructional program developed to provide training for youth seeking employment in...

Agricultural Vehicles in the Woods

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 23, 2015

The risk of safety related incidents is high when a farmer or rancher uses a farm tractor to cut trees, clear fence rows, and gather firewood.  The typical...

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