About Tractor Safety

While tractors are indispensable to many agricultural operations, they also remain the leading source of fatalities and injuries in agricultural work. OSHA informs that 1,533 fatalities involving tractor incidents were reported between 2003 and 2011. Many of these fatalities involved rollovers, which OSHA considers “the single deadliest type of injury incident on farms in the United States.” Incidents involving the power take-off (PTO) shaft are also regularly reported.

Recognizing the seriousness of tractor incidents, researchers and experts have dedicated significant amounts of time to the development of tractor safety initiatives and resources. Information on this subject indicates that risks can be reduced when tractors are equipped with proper technologies, sound mechanical components, and knowledgeable operators. Resources provided here may help foster improvement in all three of these areas.

Featured Tractor Safety Resources