Demonstrations and Displays
The demonstration is aimed to adult workers. The Corn Picker Hazard Simulator presents a simulation of a clogged corn picker or forage harvester in operation. Participants are given the opportunity to experience the speed at which a person can be pulled into a machine.
Using the Farm Hazard Hunt Display provides an opportunity to show the many sources of farm hazards. The display can lead to discussion of hazard prevention, developing a strategy to deal with potential hazards, and responding to injuries or fatalities from farm hazards.
The overall objective of these demonstrations is to illustrate how grain flows in storage structures and transport vehicles, the hazards of flowing grain, and rescue procedures for freeing a victim entrapped in flowing grain.
This demostration is aimed at adult workers. Using the Head, Eye, and Foot Protection Demonstration helps illustrate the value of choosing the proper personal protective equipment. Selecting the correct PPE requires understanding of the Standards by which this equipment is tested and how the consumer can be assured of purchasing PPE that meets these standards. The demonstration can also be tailored to a rural living audience.
Proper farm safety procedures can prevent injuries and death to children, thus it is important to educate children about safety issues. The robot dubbed ‘Little Mac’ can be used to present farm safety programs to children.
Using the Mini‐Tilt Table Demonstration provides an opportunity to provide understanding on the center of gravity and stability baseline of the tractor, skid steer, and ATV. The demonstration can lead to discussion of factors leading up to tractor, skid steer, or ATV rollover incidents.
This demonstration is targeted to youth ages 8 to 16. Using the Mr. Egg Demonstration provides an opportunity to provide understanding on the center of gravity and stability baseline of the tractor and the value of the ROPS structure to operator protection. The demonstration can be used to discuss factors leading to tractor rollovers.
This demonstration is intended for adult workers. The PTO Hazards Simulator is a table top, interactive demonstration designed to provide participants with a hands‐on, life‐like PTO entanglement scenario in which their reaction time is measured in relationship to the speed of a turning PTO shaft.
Using the Table Top Flowing Grain Hazards Demonstration provides an opportunity to provide understanding on how and why flowing grain can cause grain bin entrapments to occur. The demonstration can lead to discussion on prevention of entrapment and what would be needed for first‐on‐the scene emergency response.
The Demonstration is targeted to adult workers. It provides an understanding on how and why a tractor overturn can occur. This demonstration can lead to discussion on prevention of tractor overturns, importance of ROPS and correct ROPS use, and what would be needed for first‐on‐the scene emergency response.
The Tractor Stability Simulator, a trailer mounted tractor cab equipped with hydraulic lift, presents a simulation of tractor operation on a slope up to 30 degrees. Participants are interviewed as to their perception of the slope angle.