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Sweden's thirty-year experience with tractor rollovers.

Authors
Springfeldt-B; Thorson-J; Lee-BC
Source
J Agric Saf Health 1998 Aug; 4(3):173-180
NIOSHTIC No.
20026813
Abstract
The purpose of this study was to analyze Sweden’s experience of farm tractor rollover injuries over three decades during which policy requirements for safety features on tractors were first introduced and then later strengthened. The incidence of fatal and nonfatal tractor rollover injuries was compared with the proportion of farm tractors with and without rollover protective structures (ROPS) at different times from the late 1950s up to 1990. From the period 1957-1964 to the period 1986-1990 rollover fatalities decreased from 12 to 0.2 per 100,000 farm tractors. During that same period, the total number of Swedish farm tractors rose by 275% and the proportion of those tractors equipped with ROPS increased from 6% to 93%. The Swedish approach for prevention of fatal and nonfatal tractor rollover injuries was successful, emphasizing the value of public policy requiring ROPS on farm tractors.
Keywords
Tractors; Agricultural-workers; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-industry; Injuries; Safety-research; Safety-monitoring; Traumatic-injuries; Statistical-analysis; Author Keywords: Farm tractors; Tractors; Agricultural injuries; Tractor rollover; Rollover Protective Structures; ROPS
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
19980801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Amount
1155892
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-CCU-514436
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
1074-7583
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
WI
Performing Organization
Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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