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AGRICULTURAL SAFETY TOPICS – POwER TAkE OFF (PTO) 2 130-011-32-IADO © 2014, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) | 905 614 1400 | Repair damaged shields or bearings immediately. Keep the tractor PTO master shield in place. The equipment operator should wear snug-fitting clothes and slip-resistant footwear. Loose clothing can catch in or be wrapped around the power shaft. Long hair can also become entangled in a PTO shaft. Hair should be pulled back. Never step across a rotating power shaft. Forage blowers, grinders, and mixers must run at full speed while the operator is working in their vicinity, so it is crucial to always walk around the revolving shaft. Never allow children around the equipment or work area. Review the Following Points: Keep all PTO guards and shields in place, even when the PTO is not operating. Always disconnect the PTO when not in use. Never engage the PTO while the machine engine is shut off. Keep hands, feet, and clothing away from PTO. Keep hair away from the PTO. Never operate PTO shafts at extreme angles. Be sure that the PTO spinner /integral shields rotate freely at all times. Always disengage all power and shut off tractor before servicing. Replace all shields immediately after servicing a PTO shaft. © Workplace Safety & Prevention Services 2014. Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) grants permission to approved end users to reproduce this document in whole or in part, provided its intended use is for non-commercial, educational purposes and that full acknowledgement is given to the WSPS. Approved end users are firms registered with the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. WSPS reserves the right to extend this permission to other stakeholders and interested parties by express written permission upon application. WSPS extends no warranty to materials amended or altered by the end user. Under no circumstances is this document, or any portion thereof, to be duplicated for purposes of sale or for external reproduction or distribution. (Sample WSPS acknowledgement, "Reproduced or adapted from name of solution with permission of Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, Mississauga, Ontario.") The information contained in this reference material is distributed as a guide only. It is generally current to the best of our knowledge as at the revision date, having been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and to represent the best current opinion on the subject. No warranty, guarantee, or representation is made by WSPS as to the absolute correctness or sufficiency of any representation contained in this reference material. WSPS assumes no responsibility in connection therewith; nor can it be assumed that all acceptable safety measures are contained in this reference material, or that other or additional measures may not be required in particular or exceptional conditions or circumstances. Revised: November 2014 Based upon: Ohio State University Extension. Power Take Off. Retrieved from website

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