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Ropspowerpoint

  1. 1. The VermontRebates for Roll Bars Program<br />ROPS = Roll-Over Protective Structure<br />
  2. 2. Why bother with Roll Bars? <br />ONE in TEN tractor operators <br />overturns a tractor in his or her lifetime.<br />
  3. 3. The leading cause of deathon the farm is due to tractor rollovers <br />
  4. 4. Farmers are 8 times more likely to die on the job <br />than the average worker. <br />
  5. 5. The Northeast States have the highest rate of overturn fatalities & injuries<br />
  6. 6. No Farmer, No Farm<br />7 of 10 farms are out of business within one year of a rollover fatality<br />
  7. 7. A farming fatality costs the family and society approximately $910,000<br />
  8. 8. Over half of rollover injuries result in:<br /><ul><li>Hospitalization
  9. 9. 70 lost working </li></ul> days<br />
  10. 10. One in Seven farmers are permanently disabled in<br /> tractor rollovers<br />
  11. 11. ROPS are 99 Percent Effective in preventing Rollover Deaths/Injuries<br />
  12. 12. Top three reasons farmers don’t install ROPS<br /><ul><li>“It won’t happen to me”
  13. 13. “Can’t afford it”
  14. 14. “No time to order”</li></li></ul><li> New York saw a 10-fold increase in ROPS purchases <br />in just one year!<br /><ul><li> A Media Campaign to motivate farmers
  15. 15. A Hotline to guide smooth ROPS purchases
  16. 16. A 70% rebate to farmers for cost of a ROPS</li></li></ul><li>Strategy for Vermont<br /><ul><li>A Media Campaign for farmers (USA Today, 8 papers!)
  17. 17. A ROPS Hotline (186 farmers registered since Sept!)
  18. 18. A 70% Rebate to farmers (Nearly fifty retrofitted!)
  19. 19. Raised $60,000 for rebates so far. MORE is NEEDED! </li></li></ul><li>Our Vermont Partners<br /><ul><li>The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food </li></ul> and Markets <br /><ul><li>Vermont Department of Health
  20. 20. The Vermont Farm Bureau
  21. 21. Vermont farm families
  22. 22. Public and Private Sponsors</li></li></ul><li>Partner with us and Help protect<br /><ul><li>Farmers
  23. 23. Farms
  24. 24. Costs to Society </li>

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