Cost-effective Roll-Over Protective Structures

Cost-effective Roll-Over Protective Structures

Dr. Stacy Vincent, PI | Dr. Joan Mazur University of Kentucky, Dr. Alex Preston Byrd Clemson University, and Dr. Kang Namkoong University of Maryland

Tractor incidents account for a majority of the injuries and deaths that occur on farms, with tractor overturns being the leading cause of farm operator deaths.

The CROPS Project seeks to reduce the number of tractor related injuries and fatalities in farm communities in the southeast by becoming a part of the culture of agricultural safety.

Through the CROPS Project, agricultural education students learn about:

  • Hazards posed by non-ROPS tractors.
  • How to use NIOSH’s CROPS plans.
  • How to construct and install proper ROPS on unprotected tractors.