Companies in Wisconsin and throughout the country have a responsibility to keep their workers safe. While it is perhaps their top priority, many of the same mistakes are made in workplaces every year. The recently released 2017 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows this.
Power take-off injuries are common on farms. The invention of the power take-off (PTO) shaft revolutionized the farming industry in the 1930s and is still widely used today. It efficiently transfers power between a farm tractor and its associated implements by rotating rapidly—up to nine times per second.