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Emerging technologies and the safety and health of farming people.
J Agric Saf Health 2006 Aug; 12(3):179-180
Technology has contributed significantly to improving the safety and health of agricultural workers through reduced exposure to recognized risks. The best example is the development of rollover protective structure technology to guard against injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Even though these structures along with seatbelts are standard equipment on newer tractors, many fatalities still occur when unguarded older tractors overturn. These fatalities in the hundreds bear witness to our failure to guard against this known hazard on most older tractors.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Safety-climate; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Safety-personnel; Safety-practices; Tractors; Overloading; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Hazards; Exposure-levels; Exposure-limits; Chemical-composition; Chemical-hypersensitivity; Chemical-kinetics; Chemical-reactions; Chemical-structure; Chemical-synthesis
M. L. Myers, Associate Professor Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention College of Public Health, University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40504
Agriculture; Cooperative Agreement
Issue of Publication
Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health
University of Kentucky
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division