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New tractor technologies - opportunities for progress.
Tractor Injury Prevention and Control Conference, February 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota, 2003 Feb; :1-17
What We've Learned: 1. Multiple sensor technologies needed (performance overlap). 2. Application in stationary applications is not terribly difficult. 3. Tying sensor condition (on/off) to shut-off devices on new tractors is not difficult. 4. Sensor system developed and tested gives about 0.5 to 1.0 second to take action (shut off machine, warn, etc.) 5. You can buy more time by designing the sensor to "look" out a further distance from the hazard, but you dramatically increase false alarms.
Agricultural-industry; Agricultural-processes; Agricultural-workers; Agriculture; Farmers; Injury-prevention; Occupational-exposure; Risk-analysis; Safety-measures; Safety-practices; Safety-programs; Work-analysis; Work-environment; Work-operations; Work-organization; Work-performance
John M. Shutske, PhD, Department of Biosystems Engineering Associate Professor and Agricultural Safety & Health Specialist, University of Minnesota, 1390 Eckles Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108-6005
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Tractor Injury Prevention and Control Conference, February 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
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