when operating equipment. Items such as scarves, unbuttoned
jackets and untied shoes. These can get caught in the machinery
and cause serious injury or fatalities.
Make sure all shields and covers are in place. Have the brakes,
lights and four way flashers and signals in good working order.
Shut the engine
before doing any repairs.
and Health Regulations require all farm tractors manufactured
after December 31, 2000 be equipped with Roll Over Protection
is also a requirement that equipment have a seat belt for the
operator. The ROPS requirement does not apply to tractors which
are under 700 kg.
overhead power lines when moving large equipment.
Most overhead power lines have no protective
insulation. Any contact with them could cause serious burns,
injuries, and costly repairs. Protect yourself and others on
your farm. Know your route before you transport tall equipment.
clothing to suit the job.
Too often an individual will not wear the proper protective gear
for the task at hand. Make sure your protective gear is in good
repair. Chemical resistant jackets, pants, hats, boots, gloves,
approved chemical cartridge respirators and goggles should
always be available on your farm.
Watch out for
equipment for children or objects before starting up the engine
and moving it to another location.
Use safety when
Use tractors with grapple forks
for safely moving large bails. Too often the use of front end
loaders result in an accident with the bale dislodging from the
loader and crushing the operator.