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Tractor Safety On The Farm

Tractor Safety On The Farm

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  1. Tractor Safety On The Farm Kelsey Ahern Wes Crawford Emily Folin Mollie Tachenko Matt Withers

  2. Safe Worker What is a “safe” worker? Clean/Orderly Working Environment Calm Positive Attitude Proper Machinery Upkeep

  3. Personal Protective Equipment • Head • Bump Cap • Eye Protection • Industrial Quality Eye Equipment • Ear Protection • Lungs • Muff or Cup • Hands • Feet Progressive Safety

  4. Operating A Safe Tractor • Proper fire extinguisher and water hose available • Complete first aid kit • Properly maintained implements • Knowledge of tractor stability.

  5. 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

  6. Fire Extinguishers www.firesafe.org.uk/ html/exting.htm

  7. Implements and Tractor Stability • Most Stable Position? • Low Center of Gravity!!! • How do we Improve Stability? • Weights • Calcium Chloride in Tires • Tire Spacing

  8. 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

  9. 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!!

  10. A Safe Working Environment Be aware of natural hazards Down Limbs/Debris Rocks/Stumps Mudslides Steep Inclines Rivers/Creeks

  11. 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

  12. www.fs4jk.org/ coloringpages.html

  13. 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!!!!