Tractor Safety On The Farm Kelsey Ahern Wes Crawford Emily Folin Mollie Tachenko Matt Withers
Safe Worker What is a “safe” worker? Clean/Orderly Working Environment Calm Positive Attitude Proper Machinery Upkeep
Personal Protective Equipment • Head • Bump Cap • Eye Protection • Industrial Quality Eye Equipment • Ear Protection • Lungs • Muff or Cup • Hands • Feet Progressive Safety
Operating A Safe Tractor • Proper fire extinguisher and water hose available • Complete first aid kit • Properly maintained implements • Knowledge of tractor stability.
Types Of Fires Class A fires - are fires involving organic solids like paper, wood, etc Class B fires - are fires involving flammable Liquids. Class C fires - are fires involving flammable Gasses Class D fires - are fires involving Metals . www.firesafe.org.uk/ html/exting.htm
Fire Extinguishers www.firesafe.org.uk/ html/exting.htm
Implements and Tractor Stability • Most Stable Position? • Low Center of Gravity!!! • How do we Improve Stability? • Weights • Calcium Chloride in Tires • Tire Spacing
Implements and Tractor Stability • Primary Causes of Turnover: • (Implements raise center of gravity) • Bucket or power loader too high during travel • Short Turns • Drawbar hitched too high- • Raises Front leverage • Excessive Speed
R.O.P.S. Role Over Protection System How does it work? AbsorbEnergy & Buckles without stressing mounting points Structure: Two-Post & Four-Post Seat Belts must be worn when there is a ROPS present!!
A Safe Working Environment Be aware of natural hazards Down Limbs/Debris Rocks/Stumps Mudslides Steep Inclines Rivers/Creeks
A Safe Working Environment Watch for man-made hazards Poorly Maintained Equipment Poor Ventilation Overloaded Equipment Improper Tool Use Junk & Debris Incorrect Implement Hitch-up Excessive Speed
Safety First!!! No matter how safe you think you are, accidents can still happen!!! Do you have the RIGHT attitude??? Farmer’s Attitude is the number one predictor or preventative of accidents!!!!