The spring 2022 Seasonal Campaign focused on safe tractor operation and we hope that tractor operators will think about all aspects of prevention as they gear up for spring planting.
- Skin cancers are on the rise in Iowa, so sun protection is very important during spring’s newly long and sunny days.
- Noise induced hearing loss affects many farmers; a tractor, with or without a cab, can cause exposure to noise levels that could cause irreversible hearing loss.
- A Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) is the best way to reduce the risk of injury or death in the event of a tractor rollover. I-CASH has limited funding available to provide rebates for Iowa farmers to install ROPS on their older tractors through the National ROPS Rebate Program.
Learn more about our ROPS Rebate Program.
Tractor Safety Handout for download.
Related Safety Watch Article:
‘Luckiest grandpa in the world’ takes steps to keep family safe, Brandi Janssen and Jackie Curnick, April 2023
ROPS a proven strategy to keep old tractors safely running, Brandi Janssen, February 2022
Recent Deaths Reinforce Need for Safe Driving, ROPS, Brandi Janssen, Iowa Farmer Today, August 2019