farm safety...Jim ...ooops

farm safety...Jim ...ooops

Post by Tamara Howa » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 02:41:20


big  dummy me  wrote :

        very much so...however standing rule number one...no equipment
is on to be worked on...

 should be no "hot" (aka running ) equipment is to be worked on...

       Tamara

 
 
 

farm safety...Jim ...ooops

Post by Jim Case » Tue, 12 Oct 2004 06:04:01

Quote:

> big  dummy me  wrote :
>>         very much so...however standing rule number one...no equipment
>> is on to be worked on...
>  should be no "hot" (aka running ) equipment is to be worked on...

I knew what you meant.

One of the most basic rules and one of the most often violated.

People who work on running equipment usually are ignorant (often the case
with migrant farm workers) or in a hurry or think they're immortal (***agers).

I often saw it at stables when the tractor was difficult to start --
because it was older than dirt and poorly maintained.  Once the workers got
it started, they wouldn't turn it off.

Back at IH, leaving the seat of a running tractor, combine, etc., was one
of the few things that would get you fired on the spot.  Sure, it led to
featherbedding, but we didn't have a lot of guys nicknamed "Stumpy" running
around.

- Jim