Equipment Safety

Machinery and Equipment Safety

What are some common injuries related to farm equipment and machinery? 

Farm equipment accidents are the leading cause of fatalities and injuries in agriculture, with tractor and ATV crashes (primarily rollovers) as the top two most frequently cited causes. Others include being run over or crushed by equipment, accidents on the roadway, and accidents involving the moving parts of a machine.

How can employers reduce the risk of injuries related to operating farm equipment?

Employers can reduce the risk of injuries by:

Machinery and Equipment Safety

What types of equipment and machinery are used in agriculture?

Several types of agricultural vehicles and machines are used on farms, including off-road and industrial vehicles (e.g. tractors, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), planters, cultivators, harvesters, etc.), motorized highway vehicles (e.g. pickup trucks, automobiles, passenger vans, etc.), non-powered vehicles (e.g. carts and wagons), and others (e.g. agricultural aircrafts, water vehicles).

2018–2019 Rapid Response Funding Awarded

May 21, 2019
Earlier this year, WCAHS accepted proposals for short-term projects that address research, outreach, or educational issues of agricultural health and safety in Arizona, California, Hawaii, and/or Nevada.

ATV Safety

July 19, 2017
Agricultural workers all over the world rely on ATVs to complete tasks on the farm; however, despite the usefulness of ATVs, serious injuries can result from improper use.