Guides & Toolkits

Agricultural Safety Topic - Tractors & Self-Propelled Farm Equipment

This Stream includes all of our Guides & Toolkits Flipbooks.

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 1 of 1

AGRICULTURAL SAFETY TOPICS – TRACTORS & SELF-PROPELLED FARM EQUIPMENT 2 130-011-33-IADO © 2014, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services (WSPS) 1 877 494 WSPS (9777) | 905 614 1400 | For protection from an overturn, the tractor should be equipped with a rollover protective structure (ROPS). Fasten the seat belt only if there is a ROPS. (Refer to Rollover Protective Structures) A first aid kit should be on or near all major equipment. Use adequate ballast for stability when operating machines with mounted equipment. Hitching loads to the draw bar prevents turning over backwards. Back out of deep ditches, up slopes and out of mud holes, to avoid overturning. Slow down and begin turning the wheels before applying the brake to assist in turning. This helps avoid overturns, skidding and bouncing. Sitting down, when travelling over rough terrain, lessens the chance that the driver could be thrown from the implement. Review The Following Points: Stay alert. No riders (except during training session). First aid should be readily available. Follow recommended procedures in different terrains and weather conditions. Read and follow operators manual and safety precautions. © 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. Tractors Self-Propelled. Retrieved from website WSPS.CA

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Guides & Toolkits - Agricultural Safety Topic - Tractors & Self-Propelled Farm Equipment