Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety
Intended Audience: Safety professionals, educators, students, Ag workers, Ag business employees and health care workers.
Tractors and machinery have traditionally been a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries on and around farms and ranches. The Planting the Seeds of Tractor and Machinery Safety webinar will cover the basic hazards associated with agricultural tractors and machinery and how to prevent injuries from these hazards.
1. Participants will understand the hazards associated agricultural tractors and machinery.
2. Participants will learn ways to reduce the hazards associated agricultural tractors and machinery.
3. Participants will learn where to find resources for teaching and training on the topic of tractor and machinery safety.
Thank you to our generous program sponsors:
Aaron M. Yoder, PhD
Associate Professor, Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Extension - Biological Systems Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Aaron Yoder grew up in central Pennsylvania where he spent time working on his grandfather's farm. He graduated from Penn State University with a BS and MS in Agricultural Systems Management and Environmental Pollution Control, respectively. He went on to complete a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering where he focused on the ergonomic evaluation of assistive technology for AgrAbility clients. Aaron is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and works with projects through the NIOSH-funded Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health. He is the president of the International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health and serves on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America and Progressive Agriculture Foundation. Dr. Yoder also maintains leadership roles in the eXtension.org/AgSafety Community of Practice, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, and the USDA NCERA197 Committee for establishing priorities at Land Grant University for agricultural safety and health research and education programs.