Combine harvesting health and safety

  • Never attempt to lubricate, clean, adjust, or unplug harvesters when the machine or engine is running
  • Review the manuals that came with the harvester. Understand the controls before operating.
  • Do not allow anyone to climb onto the machine while it is in motion
  • Keep children at a safe distance from the machine
  • Do not operate when you are very tired. Change operators during the day
  • Always have a fire-extinguisher at hand on engine-operated equipment
  • Ensure that the fuel system has no leaks
  • While refueling, stop the engine and do not smoke
  • When operating around machinery, wear work clothes that fit snugly.