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  • The Value of Local

    Resource Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6, Page 2

    November/December 2017

    In my first column as president, I want to share my experiences at the Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference (NABEC) annual meeting. The group met in Groton, Conn., and had a lively meeting with a wide diversity of technical topics presented by professionals and pre-professionals. It was great to see the mix of U.S. and Canadian engineers, including ASABE/CSBE members as well as non-members, all enjoying the atmosphere.

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  • Is Safety a Means to an End, or the End of a Means?

    Resource Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6, Page 4

    November/December 2017

    Most of us learned safety very early in life with lessons like “Look both ways before crossing the road” or “Never touch a hot stove.” Fire safety likely started when a caveman first struck a flint. For some activities, safety is a recommendation; for others, it is essential to life. Safety can be in the interest of a single person or for an entire community’s well-being. When safety affects social norms, it’s often presented as public policy.

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  • Safety Standards

    Resource Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6, Page 5

    November/December 2017

    If you ask an assortment of ASABE members about their involvement with standards, you’re likely to get a wide range of answers. Some are not involved at all and don’t use standards in their jobs. Others are involved in numerous standards activities and frequently use standards.

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  • Reducing Tractor Rollover Fatalities

    Resource Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6, Page 6

    November/December 2017

    Agricultural tractors have played a critical role in agricultural mechanization. Tractors have high clearance, varied external forces, and often operate on steep or unstable terrain. Because of these conditions, tractors are prone to instability and rollovers. As tractor usage increased, overturn incidents and fatalities also increased.

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  • Assistive Technology for Agriculture

    Resource Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6, Page 8

    November/December 2017

    Personal independence is a pillar of the farming profession. Unfortunately, that independence is often threatened by disability due to accidents, chronic health conditions, and aging. In the past, these limitations would likely end lifelong careers or result in drastic changes in the structure of the family farm.

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