Preventing Farm Vehicle Backover Incidents


One of the things that Washington state, where I live, is known for is it’s apple and cherry orchards. There are numerous other orchards, farms and vineyards. We have a large part of the  population that is employed by them and because these workers do their job surrounded by tractors and farm vehicles, there’s a real danger of backover incidents.

A backover incident is when a “backing vehicle strikes a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind that vehicle.” Preventing backover incidents is one of the priorities for OSHA in 2016.

To help address the issue OHSA has published a new 4 page downloadable fact sheet entitled “Preventing Farm Vehicle Backover Incidents“.

Lots of great information and procedures to protect any and all personnel working around vehicles.


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