Content tagged "machinery equipment safety"

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...

Hydraulic Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 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...

Machinery and Equipment Safety Video Resources

Ag Safety and Health Updated: July 31, 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: 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...

Tractor ROPS Run iOS and Android App

Ag Safety and Health Updated: June 20, 2014

 - iPhone/iPod Version - iPad Version - Android Version on Google PlayThe app Tractor ROPS Run reinforces some principles of safe tractor operation and the...

AgSafety4u Certificate Course

Ag Safety and Health Updated: May 21, 2014

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

NSTMOP: FAQs

Ag Safety and Health Updated: May 19, 2014

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

NSTMOP: Student Information

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

NSTMOP: Instructor Information

Ag Safety and Health Updated: May 16, 2014

The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) is primarily a training program for 14- and 15-year-olds seeking employment in production...

Organizing and Conducting a Safe Tractor Operation Workshop

Ag Safety and Health Updated: April 28, 2014

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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