Product Safety
Sep 1,2019
Our Corporate Product Safety Department works with factory safety committees, especially during product technology development, and provides coordination and consistent processes for multiple-factory product development projects. Product safety and standards engineers keep abreast of, and lead advancements in, product safety by participating in standards development and trade organizations.
During all product design, we adhere to our General Rule for Product Safety. This rule requires that an acceptable design must not present an unreasonable risk of injury to a product user or others nearby. In applying this rule, we consider the people, environmental conditions, and other products with which a product is likely to be involved.
Beyond our General Rule for Product Safety, we rely heavily on applicable safety standards as published by the International Standards Organization (ISO-9001), European Committee for Standardization (CEN), and other organizations. Our goal is to meet or surpass the intent of these standards.
In addition, safety instructions in the form of safety signs are affixed to the product to appropriately warn an operator of potential hazards. We also provide training resources such as videos, posters, brochures, and guides. We support child-safety organizations, such as Progressive Ag Safety Day, and we encourage our dealers to promote safety in their communities.