Implementing a National Tractor Safety Program: Using “Whole System in a Room” to Mobilize Partners and Implement Solutions

@article{Tinc2016ImplementingAN,
  title={Implementing a National Tractor Safety Program: Using “Whole System in a Room” to Mobilize Partners and Implement Solutions},
  author={Pamela Jane Tinc and Paul D. Ayers and John J. May and Mark Purschwitz and Samantha Park and Barbara Bayes and Julie A. Sorensen},
  journal={Journal of Agromedicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={127 - 131}
}
ABSTRACT Fatalities due to tractor overturns have long plagued the US farm community. Constituting 20% of agricultural fatalities, tractor overturns contribute significantly to high rates of fatal injuries. In the past, many efforts have been directed toward reducing tractor overturns, with one successful US-based program offering rebates to farmers who retrofit their tractors with rollover protective structures (ROPS). In an effort to expand the program, the National Tractor Safety Coalition… 

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