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Knowledge is not enough.

Authors
Cole-HP
Source
J Agric Saf Health 2000 Nov; 6(4):245-247
NIOSHTIC No.
20034807
Abstract
A farmer owns four tractors, all without Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS). He and his wife have worked their hilly, 600-acre farm for 25 years without an overturn. He knows three people in his region who died in tractor overturns and four others who survived overturns on tractors without ROPS, one who never fully recovered from his injuries. He has seen many stories and photographs in newspapers and farm magazines about fatal tractor overturns. Extension agents and equipment dealers have encouraged him to put ROPS on his tractors to protect himself and his family. He has the money to do so, but says, "Until I get a bigger and newer tractor, I'm not going to worry about getting a ROPS. And when I get a newer tractor it won't be for the ROPS!" How can the farmer's statement be explained?
Keywords
Accident-prevention; Accident-rates; Accidents; Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Families; Farmers; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Education; Educational-resource-centers; Tractors; Training; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors
Contact
University of Kentucky, Lexington
CODEN
JASHFD
Publication Date
20001101
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007547
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
1074-7583
Source Name
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
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