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A Tractor Accident Can Happen to Anyone

A Tractor Accident Can Happen to Anyone

"This video stresses the importance of installing Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS), as well as wearing seat belts and exercising caution when operating a tractor. Through commentary from a farmer\'s widow and a survivor, viewers are reminded of the terrible consequences that can result from a rollover when the operator is not protected by the ROPS and seat belt."  The video can be ordered for free or is visible online for free. ...

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Mitch Ricketts
Mitch Ricketts (Faculty)
10 years ago

This would be a good film for a college course in agricultural safety (that's how I plan to use it). It does a nice job of illustrating the practical application of safety concepts to actual situations, and it includes case studies of real injuries. For the sake of accessibility, it would be nice if the video came with a transcript or closed captioning. My only other concern is that the video demonstrates some hazardous practices (right versus wrong) with an operator on the tactor. It might be better to illustrate the "wrong/unsafe" practices with animation to better convey the message that risk taking is never acceptable (not even when filming a safety video).

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I did have to download a different version of RealPlayer to view the video; however, everything worked fine after that.

Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes