Understanding the Tractor Factor
Agricultural tractors have traditionally been a leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries on and around farms and ranches. this webinar will cover the basic hazards associated with agricultural tractors with their use both on and off the roadway and how to prevent these injuries.
At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:
- Participants will understand the hazards associated agricultural tractors.
- Participants will understand the hazards associated with agricultural equipment on public roadways.
- Participants will learn ways to reduce the hazards associated agricultural tractors.
- Participants will learn ways to reduce the hazards associated with agricultural equipment on public roadways.
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 PhD from Purdue University in Agricultural and Biological Engineering where he focused on 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. More information on Dr. Yoder can be found at: