Grain Industry Highlights Safety Concerns, With OSHA’s Help
They have teamed up to help employers educate on grain bin hazards
A partnership between an association and a federal agency recently put the spotlight on one of the riskiest types of work in all of agriculture: working inside a grain storage bin.
In last month’s Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) urged employers in grain handling, feed manufacturing and grain processing to hold events, or “stand-ups,” to keep their employees up to date on how to stay safe on the job. Workers in these operations are regularly exposed to respiratory risks, fall hazards and the risk of entrapment or grain engulfment while working inside a storage bin.
The event was born of an alliance between OSHA, NGFA, and several related organizations, including the American Feed Industry Association, Grain Elevator and Processing Society, Grain Handling Safety Coalition, Nationwide Insurance and University of Texas at Arlington.
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