All-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injuries in the agriculture industry in the United States. In this presentation, we will evaluate the current situation and possible solutions related to agricultural ATV safety. Potential injury preventative actions were evaluated based on the hierarchy of control, including elimination or substitution, engineering control, administrative authority, training, and personal protective equipment.
At the end of the webinar, participants will:
- Understand Recreational vs. Agricultural ATV incidents
- Identify strategies for elimination or substitution to prevent injury
- Recognize engineering controls: Roll-Over Protective Structure (ROPS), Crush Prevention Device (CPD)
- Describe administrative authority: United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Israel, and New Zealand
- Identify Personal Protective Equipment (helmet)
Farzaneh Khorsandi, PhD
Assistant Safety and Health Engineering Specialist in Cooperative Extension, University of California, Davis
Her main research interest is on agricultural machinery safety with a focus on engineering control methods. She worked on several projects related to rollover protective structures for tractors as a research assistant at the University of Tennessee. She is working on several projects related to agricultural ATV safety at the University of California, Davis. She is developing the first Agricultural ATV safety test station in the United States at UC, Davis.