Nominate your fire department to win a grain rescue tube

2017 Grain Bin Safety Week articles


16 Grain Rescue Tubes Awarded in 2017

In the fourth year of Nationwide’s annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest, a record 883 nominations were submitted – making the selection process no easy matter.

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Life Saved after Winning Grain Rescue Tube

Thanks to a grain rescue tube and training provided by Nationwide almost two years earlier, first responders were able to rescue a man from a grain bin accident and reunite him with his family.

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Welcome to GBSW17

The fourth annual Grain Bin Safety Week launch comes on the heels of record-high crop yields and increased on-site grain storage. More grain bins can mean increased risk of grain entrapment, engulfment and other grain handling-related accidents, but you can help reduce your risk with safe-work procedures.

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Grain Quality and Personal Safety Go Hand in Hand

Courtesy of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department at Iowa State University, this article explains how enhanced grain quality management can help improve worker safety. Register to attend the authors’ live webinar on February 20, 2017 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. (CT).

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Reduce Grain Bin-Entry Risk with Economical Lockout/Tagout Procedures

Safe bin-entry procedures like lockout/tagout can help reduce the risk of grain entrapment, grain engulfment and entanglement. A small investment and a little patience can mean the difference between life and death when performing potentially hazardous tasks.

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Seconds to Tragedy – Help Protect Youth from Grain-Related Accidents

Courtesy of the Grain Handling Safety Coalition, this article underscores the hazards grain handling operations pose to children and young workers. Learn how you can help keep children and youth safe. Register to attend the GHSC’s live webinar on February 22, 2017 at 3 p.m. (CT).

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Help Manage Grain Dryer Fire Risks with Pre-Incident Fire Plans

Discover how to take a proactive approach to grain dryer fire management by creating a pre-incident fire plan for high-capacity, crossflow grain dryers. Register to attend our live webinar on February 23, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (CT).

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Don't Work Alone

Farmers should never work alone when performing hazardous tasks, such as grain bin entry. Grain engulfment or suffocation can happen in seconds and getting out without assistance is almost impossible. Creating a labor resource plan can help ensure you have the assistance of trained individuals when needed.

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Take Action – Schedule or Conduct Grain Bin Safety Education and Training During GBSW

Safety education and training are critical to helping prevent serious injuries and deaths associated with grain handling. Discover how you can help organize or participate in training sessions in your community during GBSW17 and year-round.

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