Committed to the safety and health of farmers, farmworkers, their families and communities.
- What You Can Do
Special Tractor Safety Campaigns
• Child Tractor Safety
• New York's ROPS Retrofit Rebate Program
• BURY A TRADITION
Country western musician Michael Peterson, spokesman for the Childhood Agricultural Safety Network's "Keep Kid's Away From Tractors", public service campaign on YouTube.
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Preventing Tractor Tragedies
More than 250 people die each year in agricultural tractor-related accidents, making it the leading cause of death and severe injuries in agriculture.
Learn about proven prevention steps for:
• Child Injuries
|Your Guide to Available Retrofit ROPS
for Agricultural Tractors
Locate retrofit ROPS for older tractors and even gray market tractors at http://www.ca.uky.edu/rops. Used in combination with a seatbelt, rollover protective structures (ROPS) have been shown to be 98% effective in preventing death and serious injury in the event of a tractor overturn. Nevertheless, more than a third of tractors in use today - still do not have these lifesaving structures.
BE AWARE! BE ALERT! BE ALIVE!
her compelling competition speech.
Teen Brings Tractor Safety to her
A serious power take-off (PTO) entanglement on February 18, 2007, has not side-railed this awesome high school junior. Instead, she is inspired to bring the tractor safety message to her community.
With personal family experiences, her strong can-do spirit, and the clothes she wore that day (see photo right), she delivers a dynamite speech at 4-H and FFA Speech Competitions and to youth groups throughout the State of Iowa.
She continues life in high spirits, active in FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, school, and her family's cow-calf farm, while facing multiple surgeries and ongoing rehabilitation for her arm. You can read Kristi's own words about what happened that day and
The National Agricultural Tractor Safety Initiative is a collaboration of the CDC/NIOSH-funded Agricultural Safety and Health Centers, National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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