Since the 1980’s, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Vehicles (UTVs) have increasingly become important tools in many agricultural operations. Unfortunately, ATVs and UTVs have also become a major cause of accidents. There are about 650 deaths and over 100,000 injuries annually in the U.S., and 3 out of 5 deaths occurred in the agriculture industry. Loss of control, rollovers, hitting obstacles, and encounters with livestock are some of the major causes of these accidents. Eliminating ATVs and UTVs is not a practical solution to the problem. The best way to prevent accidents is with proper training and careful operation. Attached are some tips on ATV safety that you can incorporate into your safety program. Also, there is a link at the bottom of the page to a video that the Agri-Business Council of Oregon has made that gives a more in-depth look at operating ATVs safely. ATVs and UTVs can be fun, but it is important to remember that they are not toys, they are a dangerous and potentially deadly vehicle. Please ride safely.
https://youtu.be/nEYsl8V63h0 - English
https://youtu.be/_qBWYwJsetA – Spanish
SAIF. All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Guide. All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety Guide, SAIF, 2018, www.saif.com/safety-and-health/topics/industry-specific-topics/agriculture.html.