Content tagged "machinery equipment safety"

Dump Truck and Trailer Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: March 06, 2014

           (Source: Penn State Agricultural Safety & Health)Farmers and ranchers use dump trucks and trailers to transport large amounts of grain and silage...

NSTMOP: Student Information

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 25, 2014

Youth ages 14 and 15 years old seeking employment in production agriculture must comply with the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s...

Aftermarket ROPS Rebate Programs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 25, 2014

(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...

PTO-Driven Post-Hole Auger Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 18, 2014

(Source: Penn State University Ag Safety & Health)Post-hole augers driven by power take-offs (PTO) are mounted on a tractor and powered by the tractor's PTO...

NSTMOP: Program Overview

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) was developed through a collaborative effort involving Penn State University, Ohio State...

Organizing and Conducting a Safe Tractor Operation Workshop

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Pennsylvania State University, Agricultural Safety and Health Program)The Agricultural Safety and Health Program of the Department of Agricultural...

Identifying and Correcting Hazards on Your Farm or Ranch

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(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...

Youth ATV Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Safety and Health)Youth operate all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on farms and ranches and for recreational...

Safety Checklists for Used Farm Equipment

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Safety and Health)Purchasing used equipment may be a cost-effective option for adding or replacing...

Utility Vehicle Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Polaris Ranger. Source: Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Safety and Health)The use of utility type vehicles (UTVs) on farms and ranches continues...

Mechanical Hazards: Crush Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(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: Burn Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

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

Power Take-Off Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(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...

Mechanical Hazards: Stored Energy

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

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

Tractor Operation for Hispanic Youth

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Case IH)The Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation for Hispanic Youth program is a comprehensive program that provides culturally appropriate Spanish...

Mechanical Hazards: Wrap Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(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: Shear or Cutting Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

(Source: Pennsylvania State University. Agricultural Safety and Health)A shear point hazard exists when the edges of two machine parts move across each other...

Machinery and Equipment Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 17, 2014

Farm Augers: Manage the Safety Risks (2011)4:18 minutesFor Your Safety: Industrial and Agricultural Mower Safety Practices (2005)11:00 minutesEnglish    ...

Tractor Stability

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 14, 2014

(Source: Penn State University – Ag Safety & Health)The tractor is the most recognized piece of equipment on a farm or ranch, but it is also associated with...

Agricultural Vehicles in the Woods

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 14, 2014

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...

Preventing Tractor Runover Incidents

Ag Safety and Health Updated: February 10, 2014

The main types of tractor incidents include rollovers, power-take off entanglements, and runovers. Runover incidents that occur can involve either the...

Gearing Up for Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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

Hydraulic Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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: Pinch Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

(Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service)A pinch point is an area where two or more rotating parts move together with at least...

Rollover Protective Structures

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 11, 2013

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

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