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Combine Safety 101

Accidents at work can be particularly dangerous when they involve agricultural equipment like combines. To prevent workers in San Jose from being hurt at work, it’s the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all machine operators are thoroughly trained and fully aware of the safety precautions. Periodically, field workers should be given refresher courses on combine safety.

It is important to know the contents of the operator’s manual, especially the safety section. Operators should ensure that all guards are correctly installed. While driving a combine, operators should avoid sharp turns, use the horn as needed, and be especially cautious on uneven ground. Additionally, field workers who aren’t operating equipment should know that combine operators can’t necessarily see people on the ground. They can prevent serious accidents at work by staying at a safe distance.