During harvest, grain handlers and farmers may be exposed to hazards of flowing grain and possible grain entrapments.
Fatigue and long hours make it tempting to take shortcuts for routine tasks, increasing the risk of injury or death. Taking the extra time to stay safe and perform tasks according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards can save lives. NGFA has several training videos and easy-to-share resources to help managers and employees stay safe this harvest.
Review a select sampling of NGFA resources relevant to harvest-time hazards below:
NGFA Safety Tip Sheet: Preparing Bins for Harvest
NGFA’s “Safety Tips” series is published periodically as part of the Association’s continued commitment to safety in the workplace. These documents are designed to provide more information on certain types of hazards and suggested ways to protect employees through safety best practices.
Video: Bin Entry Safety
NGFA Manager of Safety, Education and Training Jim Seibert reviews the basic safety precautions and equipment needed to enter a grain bin in this short video. Funded by the National Grain and Feed Foundation, the video breaks down each step of the process to ensure managers and employees don’t miss a step and stay safe every day.
Interactive training video: Slips Trips and Falls
The NGFA-produced, interactive videos through Articulate 360 will be published periodically as part of the Association’s continued commitment to safety in the workplace. These modules are funded by the National Grain and Feed Foundation and are designed to provide information on certain types of hazards and best safety practices within the grain handling and feed industry.
Guidance document: Guidance for Sweep Auger Operations in Grain Bins
This guide provides basic concepts to assist grain handling facilities in developing and implementing a sweep auger operations safety policy.
CONVEY ’19 webinars: Safety, regulatory and preventive maintenance series
In June and July 2019, the NGFA and Grain Journal partnered to present a digital conference consisting of 12 full webinars and accompanying materials on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules, safety best practices and preventive maintenance.
All NGFA safety training material can be found on the “Safety” issues page.