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Farm tractor safety in Kentucky, 1995.

Authors
Browning-SR; Westneat-SC; Truszczynska-H; Reed-D; McKnight-R
Source
Public Health Rep 1999 Jan; 114(1):53-59
NIOSHTIC No.
20034851
Abstract
Objective. Tractor rollovers are a major cause of farm injuries and fatalities. The authors used data from a statewide surveillance study to estimate the prevalence of safety features such as rollover protective structures, seat belts, and power take-off shields on farm tractors in Kentucky. Methods. Using data from the Farm Family Health and Hazard Surveillance Project, the authors report on the prevalence of farm tractor safety features by size of farm, by region of the state, by number of tractors per farm, and by tractor age and estimate the prevalence of tractors equipped with rollover protection by region and for the state as a whole. Results. Of the estimated 85,446 family-owned farms in Kentucky with at least one tractor, an estimated 55.6%, or 47,515 farms, do not have a trac­tor equipped with a rollover protective structure. Few tractors that are 10 years old or older were found to be equipped with seat belts; no tractors that were more than 20 years old were equipped with seat belts.
Keywords
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-products; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Families; Farmers; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Health-hazards; Health-protection; Health-standards; Tractors; Accidents; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Safety-belts; Surveillance-programs
Contact
S. R. Browning, Dept. of Preventive Med. and Environmental Health, 1141 Red Mile Rd., Suite 102, Lexington KY 40504
CODEN
PHRPA6
Publication Date
19990101
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
srbrown@pop.uky.edu
Funding Type
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007547
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
0033-3549
Source Name
Public Health Reports
State
KY
Performing Organization
University of Kentucky
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