ASABE members who have a background in tractor safety
standards and design judged the contest entries.
James Kroll discusses tractor safety
, and Stan Potts delivers his strategy for keeping your body under control when the buck of a lifetime steps into range.
The first stage of the assessment process culminates with a 70 question written exam (Written Exam) designed to evaluate the participants' level of knowledge in the areas of general farm safety, machine safety, and tractor safety
. The internal consistency reliability of the exam scores has been high across studies (e.g., 0.87, 0.93).
(For more on tractor safety
, see "Tractor Safety
is No Accident," April/May 2005.--MOTHER)
Included have been individual programs which focused on the launch of the new 8630 series tractors, which provided a tour of the production plant and 26-minute overview of the tractor followed by questions answered by product experts from Deere, and another "live" program which followed the same format but was directed at small acreage owners on tips for buying one's first tractor and small tractor safety
. In addition, John Deere is the major sponsor for an original series of vignettes featuring Baxter Black poetry on RFDTV, as well as, the "Living The Country Life" weekly television series produced by that publication.
Perhaps the most famous OPSS patent was issued to Clarence Dooley in 1941 for a tractor safety
, control.(7) This patent became the basis of the famous Dooley switch that stopped an engine when the operator's weight left the seat.
The first year of the program is centered on tractor safety