ROPS FIELD PERFORMANCE -- A STATUS REPORT
The question, "Are ROPS (rollover protective structures) providing adequate operator protection? " is addressed by conducting analyses of rollover accidents and reviewing ROPS certification test data. It was found that ROPS generally exceed structural performance requirements and do reduce the number of injuries and deaths due to rollovers on mining and construction machines. It was also determined that the severity of rollovers vary widely between different types of machines, that quality control during ROPS fabrication is very important, and the chances of surviving a rollover are enhanced substantially by wearing a seat belt.
- Prepared for SAE meeting 14-16 April 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Woodward, J L
- Swan, S
- Publication Date: 1980-4
- Pagination: 9 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Agricultural equipment; Construction equipment; Crash severity; Earthwork; Excavating equipment; Fatalities; Forestry; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Mines; Performance based specifications; Prevention; Rollover crashes; Safety; Specifications
- Uncontrolled Terms: Agricultural machinery
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00325090
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800679
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM