Equipment Safety

SCCAHS has compiled equipment safety resources and guidelines for workers and managers in the forestry and natural resources sector. Please visit this page frequently to find new information on this topic.

National Ag Safety Database: Farm Equipment Safety Articles

Agricultural Safety: Preventing Injuries (UGA Extension)

Extension Agents and Others Who Can Help

The network of universities and cooperative extension services working on education and research in agriculture, fishing, and forestry in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, has offices and extension agents focused on occupational safety. Below are Extension agents and specialists and other professionals who conduct training on this topic. 

Cesar Asuaje
Farm Safety
Extension Agent IV
UF/IFAS Palm Beach County Extension Office

Whitney Elmore
Farm Safety and Food Safety Plans
Pasco County Extension Director/Urban Horticulture Agent
UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension Cooperative Service
University of Florida Water Institute

Serap Gorucu
Risk Analysis, Safety, and Health of Agricultural Systems
Assistant Professor
Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Cesar Martinez
Farm Tractor Safety
Director of Loss Control
Chapp, Inc. & Citrus Insurance Services, Inc.

Juanita Popenoe
Farm Safety Trainings
Commercial Fruit Crops Extension Agent
UF/IFAS Lake County Extension Office

Paulette Tomlinson
Agricultural Operations, Pesticide Training
Agriculture (Livestock) & Natural Resources Extension Agent II
UF/IFAS Columbia County Extension Office

Research Publications

Following is a list of research publications on this topic. 

  • 2021. Gorucu, S., Brown, C., & Lehtola, C. Lighting and Marking of Agricultural Equipment on Highways: Summary of ASAE Standard.University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication Series (ABE302). Read More
  • 2021. Gorucu, S., & Brown, C. Agricultural Safety Hits the Road: Safety Tips for Agricultural Vehicles on Public Roads. Download
  • 2011. Monaghan, P. Lessons Learned from a Community Coalition with Diverse Stakeholders: The Partnership for Citrus Worker Health. Annals of Anthropological Practice, 35(2), 27–42. Thakadu, O. T., Irani, T. A., & Telg, R. Communicating in the Public Sphere: Attitudes Toward Different Public Instructional Communication Methods. Environmental Communication, 5(1), 83–103.