Rollover Protection Structures (Overhead Protection)

OSHA Subpart W Standard Number 1926.1002 “sets forth requirements for frames used to protect operators of wheel-type agricultural and industrial tractors used in construction work that will minimize the possibility of operator injury resulting from accidental upsets during normal operation.” 

The standard includes requirements for rollover protective structures (ROPS) as well as specific guidelines for tractor operators. The safety measures are meant to reduce accidents and are relevant to all operators, even though OSHA standards are only enforced on farms with eleven or more personnel. If a worker is hurt or killed on a smaller farm, the employer can still be held liable under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.

Goals of the Course

The goal of this course is to define the hazards related to tractor rollovers as well as effective ways to prevent rollovers and reduce rollover injuries.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

This course is designed for all employees who operate any type of agricultural tractors.

Learning Outcome:

At the completion of this training, students will be able to:

Training Modules:

Module 1

Introduction & Background

Module 2

Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS)

Module 3

Reducing the Risk of a Side Rollover

Module 4

Reducing the Risk for Rear Overturn

Module 5

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Module 6

Other Safety Measures

Module 7

Health Hazards

Module 8

Material Handling

Module 9

Tools — Hand and Power

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