The NGFA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are hosting a major safety outreach effort, the “Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week” from March 25-29, to help raise awareness about grain handling and storage hazards, provide education and training, and convey safety best practices.
A March 25 kickoff event, hosted by Asmark Agricenter in Bloomington, Ill., will include OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt, Illinois state government representatives, NGFA and other grain industry leaders, as well as training demonstrations.
Throughout the Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week, companies may participate by providing a focused activity and/or toolbox talk on any prevention measure. Participating companies will be encouraged to fill out information about their safety activities on this website, which provides training materials and a certificate of participation.
Participants can share Stand-Up success stories on social media with the hashtag: #StandUp4GrainSafety.
The campaign is made possible by the NGFA-OSHA Alliance in collaboration with the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the American Feed Industry Association and the Grain Handling Safety Coalition. The NGFA has several resources, including Safety Tip Sheets, guidance documents and training videos, for companies wishing to become involved in the campaign.