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2015 Grain Bin Safety Week articles

This year’s topics focus on the safe-work practices and procedures to help reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths occurring in grain bins. 

Grain Bin Safety Week 2015

For the second year, Nationwide is bringing awareness to agricultural safety through Grain Bin Safety Week (Feb 22-28). Viewpoints and insights from various experts highlight the hazards and risks of handling and storing grain, and the safe-work practices to help keep workers safe.

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Aeration and Cooling of Stored Grain

Grain management, more specifically proper aeration and cooling, is a key element in preventing potential situations that can lead to entrapments causing serious injuries or deaths.

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Grain Bin Anchors

Grain bin anchors, the foundation of any grain entrapment prevention system, serve a key role in preventing grain bin entrapments for grain handlers who - after exhausting all other options - must enter a grain storage structure.

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Farm Emergency Action Plan

Developing and implementing a comprehensive farm emergency action plan can help first responders, employees and family members respond to farm emergencies efficiently and safely.

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Asset and Equipment Management

The management of grain-handling and storage assets is vital to grain bin safety. When assets are not regularly inspected and maintained they can become dangerous hazards to anyone working with or around them.

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Sweep Augers

Grain bins remain a very dangerous place where injuries and fatalities occur when workers come into contact with mechanical devices such as sweep augers.

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Grain Bin Entry Permits

To help ensure worker safety, Nationwide recommends farmers and commercial-grain handlers to strictly follow OSHA's Grain Handling Standard, which includes the use of a grain bin entry permit.

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