Agriculture Vehicle Safety
Agriculture is a hugely diverse industry with a host of challenges. In a global market where farmers have to be efficient to remain competitive, the need to strike a balance between productivity and safety is crucial. Design of modern machinery has led to significant performance improvements, but the nature and size of these machines mean operator visibility is now often impaired.
Blind spots are a contributory factor in many incidents involving agricultural machinery with their shape, size and, elevated operator positions all limiting the field of vision.
In fact, agriculture has the worst fatality record of any industry in the United States. The majority (79.8%) of fatal agriculture-related injuries occurred on the farm. Nearly half of all injuries were due to transportation-related events (49.1%). Contact with objects and equipment was the second leading cause of injury, accounting for nearly one-third of all agriculture-related fatalities