2009-05-01 12:00 - Messages

The Agricultural Trailer Braking Study

A study was conducted to quantify the service and parking brake performance of a small but representative range of agricultural trailers and trailed appliances in front-line service on UK farms to highlight possible inadequacies in trailer braking system specification and maintenance levels, particularly when used with faster (above 20 mph) tractors.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr697.htm

Occupational Electrical Injury and Fatality Trends: 1992-2007

As we focus on National Electrical Safety Month, it is important that we pause for a moment not only to recognize how far we have come in saving lives through safer work practices and enhanced equipment, but also to remember there is still much we can do.

http://ehstoday.com/construction/news/occupational-electrical-injury-3991/ 

L'ETUI lance un nouveau projet pour améliorer la sécurité du matériel agricole

Les machines sont un facteur essentiel à l'amélioration de la productivité du secteur agricole. Elles représentent cependant un danger permanent pour les gens qui les utilisent et tous ceux qui se trouvent à proximité, à cause de la vaste gamme de dangers mécaniques associés à leur utilisation. Les moissonneuses-batteuses et les machines agricoles utilisées pour la récolte des céréales, pour ne citer que deux exemples connus, présentent un risque important pour l'utilisateur d'un membre happé ou coincé lors de l'intervention sur une machine en marche.

http://hesa.etui-rehs.org/fr/newsevents/newsfiche.asp?pk=1241

Electrical safety gets a boost

There are 600 to 800 electrical accidents in Canada every year – not to mention related deaths. To help reduce that number, the Canadian Standards Association has come out with a new standard that deals with electrical safety and ties into the 2009 edition of the Canadian Electrical Code.

http://www.cos-mag.com/200905061603/safety/safety-stories/electrical-safety-gets-a-boost.html

Agriculture power take-offs and power take-off shaft drives leaflet updated

A tractor power take-off (PTO) and the power take-off drive shaft of a machine are very dangerous if used and not correctly guarded. Every year people are killed or seriously injured in accidents involving PTOs and PTO drive shafts. Most of these accidents are preventable if the PTO and PTO drive shaft are fitted with guards of good design which are properly used and maintained.

http://news.hse.gov.uk/2009/04/24/agriculture-power-take-offs-and-power-take-off-shaft-drives-leaflet-updated/

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