July 18, 2017
The headline reads, “Services scheduled for Kansas man killed in tractor accident.” All too often, we mourn the life of someone who has died or has been seriously injured in a tractor related accident. The event becomes even more sobering when it involves a child. The National Ag Safety Database reports, “statistics show that the majority of machinery-related accidents occur as a result of human negligence. Errors include: taking short cuts to save time, failure to read the operator’s manual; ignoring a warning; improper or lack of instruction, failure to follow safety rules; and improper or lack of maintenance.”
To assist you in hazard prevention and control measures, OSHA has created an educational fact sheet titled, “Protecting Agriculture Workers from Tractor Hazards.” Act now. Accidents can be avoided in your department by employing safe work practices.
Protecting Agriculture Workers from Tractor Hazards - https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3835.pdf.