Content tagged "machinery equipment safety"

Machinery and Equipment Safety Publications

Ag Safety and Health Updated: August 04, 2015

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

Aftermarket ROPS Rebate Programs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: August 03, 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: 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...

Youth ATV Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 2015

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

Machinery and Equipment Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 2015

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

Skid Steer Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 03, 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...

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...

Mechanical Hazards: Freewheeling Parts

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 05, 2015

(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: June 05, 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: June 04, 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...

Mechanical Hazards: Crush Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 04, 2015

(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: June 04, 2015

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

Mechanical Hazards: Wrap Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 04, 2015

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

Riding Lawnmower Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 04, 2015

(Source: John Deere)From 2008 to 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that 35,000 consumer injuries related to riding mower...

Utility Vehicle Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 04, 2015

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

NSTMOP: FAQs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: May 01, 2015

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: April 10, 2015

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

Organizing and Conducting a Safe Tractor Operation Workshop

Ag Safety and Health Updated: March 10, 2015

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

Safety Checklists for Used Farm Equipment

Ag Safety and Health Updated: December 04, 2014

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

NSTMOP: Student Information

Ag Safety and Health Updated: December 01, 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...

Hydraulic Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: November 03, 2014

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

Agricultural Vehicles in the Woods

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 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...

Mechanical Hazards: Pinch Points

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 17, 2014

(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....

PTO-Driven Post-Hole Auger Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 16, 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...

Tractor Stability

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 01, 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...

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