Tractor Safety

Directory of Service and Emergency Providers 3
A. Introduction 6
Why Does Tractor Safety Matter? 6
B. Tractor Safety Statistics 7
C. Before Operating a Tractor 8
Know Your Tractor 8
Start-up Safety Checklist 8
Operator Platform 9
Driving 9
Safe Stop 10
Hitching and Attachments 10
D. Preventive Maintenance 12
Fuel, Oil, Coolant, and Lubrication 12
Tire and Wheel Condition 13
Batteries 13
Belts and Hoses 13
Filters 13
E. Protective Devices 14
Protective Structures 14
F. Machine Hazards 15
Pinch Points 15
Thrown Objects 15
Pull-In Points 15
Wrap Points 15
Crush Points 15
Shear Points 16
Machinery Guarding 16
Safe Work Practices 16
G. Emergency Preparedness 17
Fire 17
Medical 17
Mechanical Failure 17
Severe Weather 18
Spill 18
Emergency Action Plans 18
H. Resources 19
I. Non-discrimination Statement 20
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