Tractor incidents / hazards are the number one cause of deaths and injuries in agriculture. The College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has developed a Tractor Safety Policy with equipment and training provisions to enhance the safety of employees who operate tractors. This policy incorporates recognized safe operating practices and reflects OSHA regulations concerning the operation of agricultural tractors. Any employee or student who operates an agricultural tractor as a condition of employment or as a course requirement is subject to this policy.
The Ohio State University CFAES Agricultural Tractor Safety Program applies to all OSU CFAES staff members who operate and/or are responsible for agricultural tractors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established rules and guidelines for the protection of workers and facilities relating to agricultural tractors in 29 CFR 1910. General Industry and 29CFR 1928 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture.
Supervisor note: This training may also be conducted on an individual basis or in a classroom group setting using lecture and discussion. Training materials for supervisors to conduct this training can be obtained from the resources links below or contact the OSU CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator to schedule a training session for your staff. The Tractor Operator Test "Answer Key" in only available by contacting the CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator.