The most common causes of serious injury on a tractor include rollovers, falling when climbing on or off, and being run over by a tractor or towed machinery. The Centers for Disease Control reported that tractor rollovers/overturns were the leading cause of death for farmers or farmworkers. Regular review of tractor operation safety rules and regulations with employees can minimize the risk to employees.
What You Need to Know
- The greatest dangers when driving a tractor include collisions, rollovers, run-overs, or being caught in moving parts.
- Reduce your speed when turning to avoid a roll-over accident.
- Each day, inspect the tractor before beginning work. Use a safety operation checklist in addition to visual inspections.
- Collision hazards can include hidden obstacles such as rocks or a tree stump, or low hanging branches or power lines.
Take control of employee safety by regularly reviewing tractor safety rules and regulations. Contact Harbor America to start improving employee safety today.