Health and safety update

Gratton, Dave
February 2007
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p22
The article discusses health and safety in farm forestry. The issue of using seat belts in tractors was discussed at an Agriculture Health & Safety Council meeting as two people have died while driving their tractors. The author stresses that those people who have died in tractor rollovers were not expecting an accident to occur. He suggests to always lower an implement to the ground before turning the machine off to avoid an accident. Articles of clothing can be, and are caught and dragged into the revolving shaft when tractor power take off shaft is not covered.


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