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2016 Grain Bin Safety Week articles


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As we kick off the third annual Grain Bin Safety Week, we’re reminded of the work that remains to reduce the number of preventable entrapments and deaths that occur each year on farms and grain-handling facilities.

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Control the Chaos of Harvest

During the busy harvest season, farms and grain-handling facilities are some of the most dangerous places to work — but these suggestions can help reduce the risk of injury and loss.

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Children and Grain Handling Don’t Mix

Courtesy of the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC), this article underscores the special care needed to help prevent tragic grain bin accidents involving young workers and children

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Safe Grain Bin Entry Procedures

It takes just seconds to be engulfed in a grain bin — and just a few minutes to keep safe. This infographic illustrates suffocation hazards, quality grain management and safe bin-entry procedures.

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Technology and Bin Safety

Technology is playing a growing role in helping to reduce deadly grain-bin accidents. From automated grain-bin management systems that reduce the need to enter bins to a mobile app that uses GPS to find the nearest grain rescue tube, innovated products and tools are available to help save lives.

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Fires and Explosions

Preventing catastrophic fires and grain-dust explosions within on-farm and off-farm grain-handling and storage operations requires the development and implementation of various programs that properly manage the risks and exposures.

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Toxic Gases – The Hidden Danger

Suffocation from grain engulfment is the leading cause of grain bin deaths, but suffocation can also occur when grain bins develop oxygen-deficient atmospheres. A worker entering a grain bin can be quickly overcome by toxic gases and die or suffer serious injury.

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