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Machinery and Equipment Safety Publications

Ag Safety and Health Updated: January 29, 2016

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

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...

Aftermarket ROPS Rebate Programs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: December 11, 2015

(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...

Mechanical Hazards: Thrown Objects

Ag Safety and Health Updated: November 06, 2015

 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...

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...

Rollover Protective Structures

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 24, 2015

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

Preventing Tractor Overturn Incidents

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 24, 2015

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...

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...

Riding Lawnmower Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 23, 2015

From 2008 to 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that 35,000 consumer injuries related to riding mower incidents were treated...

Overhead Power-Line Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 23, 2015

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...

Tractor Stability

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 22, 2015

(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...

Mechanical Hazards: Pull-in Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 21, 2015

(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....

Power Take-Off Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 21, 2015

(Source: Pennsylvania State Ag Safety and Health)A power take-off (PTO) shaft transfers mechanical power from a tractor to an implement (shown above). Some...

ATV Safety for Agricultural Producers

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 21, 2015

Farmers and ranchers in all parts of the country rely on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to complete a variety of jobs related to production agriculture....

Youth ATV Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 21, 2015

(Photo Source: Specialty Vehicle Institute of America, ATV Safety Institute)Youth operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on farms and ranches and for...

Mechanical Hazards: Shear or Cutting Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 21, 2015

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...

Tractor Operation for Hispanic Youth

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 15, 2015

 The Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation for Hispanic Youth program is a comprehensive program that provides culturally appropriate Spanish materials and...

Hydraulic Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 08, 2015

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

Mechanical Hazards: Stored Energy

Ag Safety and Health Updated: August 03, 2015

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

Tire Safety: Expiration Dates

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 16, 2015

Imagine cruising down the road on a beautiful spring afternoon or returning home after a long day at work when suddenly the back right tire of your vehicle...

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