Backing up farm equipment and vehicles is a daily occurrence in the
agricultural industry. Backover incidents occur when a backing vehicle strikes
a worker who is standing, walking, or kneeling behind that vehicle. These
incidents can be prevented. Backover incidents can result in serious injuries
or deaths to farmworkers.
The US-American Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA has
developed a new fact sheet that identifies the key causes of backover incidents
on farms. The fact sheet outlines safety measures to prevent farmworkers from
being struck by vehicles* including worker training, driving alternate routes
and using hand signals or spotters when noise or distance is a factor.
AplusA-online.de - Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration