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Results from inspections of farmer-installed rollover protective structures.

Authors
Sorensen-JA; McKenzie-T Jr.; Purschwitz-M; Fiske-T; Jenkins-PL; O'Hara-P; May-JJ
Source
J Agromed 2011 Jan; 16(1):19-29
NIOSHTIC No.
20039118
Abstract
This study sought to assess the feasibility of self-installing rollover protective structures (ROPS) and to identify any patterns of self-installation deficiencies in a sample of New York ROPS Retrofit Rebate Program participants. Inspection engineers looked for/at damage, rust, holes, deteriorated welding, location of attachment, axle housing, the presence of original plates/bolts, and adequate seatbelt installation. Results indicated that only 31 percent of farmers received correct parts and also installed these parts properly. Ten percent of self-installed tractors had installation problems so severe they were referred to a dealer for correction. Issues with seatbelts, torque, and unmarked or defective bolts in ROPS kits were also detected.
Keywords
Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Tractors; Motor-vehicle-parts; Motor-vehicles; Protective-equipment; Engineering; Engineering-controls; Equipment-design; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Farmers; Machine-operation; Safety-belts; Safety-engineering; Injury-prevention; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Failure-analysis; Author Keywords: Fatalities; injury; intervention; machinery inspections; rollover protective structures; ROPS; ROPS installation; tractors
Contact
Julie A. Sorensen, New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, Bassett Healthcare, One Atwell Rd, Cooperstown, NY 13326, USA
Publication Date
20110104
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
julie.sorensen@bassett.org
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U50-OH-007542
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1059-924X
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Source Name
Journal of Agromedicine
State
NY; WV; KY
Performing Organization
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital - Cooperstown, New York
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