Tractor Safety (Public Service Announcement)

Farm safety is not just for farmers. Almost a third of all deaths in New York caused by farm tractor rollovers happen to non-farmers. If you operate a farm tractor, even if only to mow the grass on your rural property, you should be aware that farm tractors can be very dangerous machines.

Knowing how to drive an automobile is not enough preparation or training to safely operate a tractor. It is important that you understand the unusually high balance of farm tractors and how it can affect possible rollovers. Cornell Cooperative Extension coordinates farm tractor safety courses to help you learn tractor safety. Call your local Cooperative Extension office for more information.

Marylee Hill, Agricultural Injury and Illness Nurse, NYCAMH.

This public service announcement was produced by the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), One Atwell Road, Cooperstown, New York 13326 - Ph# (607) 547-6023 or (800) 343-7527 in the northeast. Publication date: 1994.

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