Tractor accidents are a leading cause of serious injury in agriculture. Not only can employees be injured, but the general public as well. There is also the risk of loss not only to the tractor, but to buildings and other property as well. However, the risk of injury and property damage can be significantly reduced by following common sense safety procedures. What follows are checklists designed to address some of the most common operator and mechanical issues involved in tractor losses.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Tractor Safety
(All tractor operators should be trained on these best practices.)
Before the tractor is started
- Operators should dress properly and avoid flared pants, shirt tails and