Content tagged "machinery equipment safety"

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...

Power Take-Off Safety

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

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...

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...

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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