To prevent heavy equipment injuries:
- Owner/operators should become familiar with and adhere to Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health guidelines.
- Manufacturers’ procedures for operation and maintenance of heavy equipment should be followed.
- Avoid potentially hazardous situations. Operators should perform a thorough hazard assessment before work is initiated.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Heavy Equipment Owner/Operators Dying on the Job" (2003). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Other. 10.