“Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant” #GBSW17

Video From ABC TV Series "In An Instant" Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin … Continue reading “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant” #GBSW17

“Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

Video From ABC TV Series "In An Instant" Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin … Continue reading “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

After more than 30 years of use in the fall protection industry, the original Lad-Saf™ sleeve has been replaced by a completely redesigned next generation Lad-Saf sleeve. Capital Safety/3M recently reviewed the performance of the original Lad-Saf sleeve in the field, including a limited number of incidents involving a serious injury or death in the … Continue reading 3M “DB​I-SALA® Lad-Saf™ (Tower Ladder Safety) Sleeve – Stop Use and Voluntary Recall / Replacement”

“Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

Video From ABC TV Series "In An Instant" Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin … Continue reading “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

“Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

Video From ABC TV Series "In An Instant" Grain Bin Safety Week – 15 Tips to Keep You Safe 1.) Maintain grain quality (e.g. moisture, heat, etc) 2.) Never enter a bin without a “bin entry permit” 3.) Never enter a grain bin unless it is really truly necessary 4.) Never enter a grain bin … Continue reading “Grain Bin Safety” – “Don’t Get Buried Alive….In An Instant”

“iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

More than 900 grain bin-related deaths have occurred in the U.S. since 1964, but now there’s an app to help lessen that number, according to Illinois Corn. The Illinois Grain Rescue Tube Locator app, built by the Illinois Corn Marketing Board and the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois, was designed as a way for … Continue reading “iPhone App Helps Illinois Farm Workers To Locate Nearest Grain Rescue Tube”

Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

  Emergency crews pulled the body of a 73-year-old man from a grain bin on an Illinois farm Monday afternoon after a frantic rescue effort. Around 1 p.m., authorities had begun emptying the grain bin at Madey Farms in Genoa after reports that a man may be stuck inside. Several hours later, crews removed the … Continue reading Man Confirmed Dead In Grain Bin Accident In Genoa, Illinois – May 5, 2014 – [Raw Video]

Make Grain Bin Safety A Priority – Grain Bin Safety Week

By STU ELLIS For the Herald & Review Led by a national agriculture-oriented insurance carrier, with support from a few grain companies, an initiative is under way this week to draw attention to grain bin safety. Designated as Grain Bin Safety Week, this is the first year of a formal observance.  It is quite appropriate … Continue reading Make Grain Bin Safety A Priority – Grain Bin Safety Week

Families of Grain Bin Victims Hope Lawsuit Victory Brings Change

This Problem keeps growing. Unfortunately, NOT many people know it! Company plans to appeal verdict awarding $8 million each to families of 2 teen workers who died in accident February 08, 2014|By Jennifer Delgado, Chicago Tribune reporter MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — — Carla Whitebread avoids driving by the grain bin where her son Wyatt died. … Continue reading Families of Grain Bin Victims Hope Lawsuit Victory Brings Change

2013 Grain Bin Entrapment Prevention Symposium – Safety & Prevention Powerpoint Presentations

  Presentations Introduction, Wayne Bauer, Safety Director, Star of the West Milling, Frakenmuth, MI Click Here to View Powerpoint Dr, Carol Jones, Oklahoma State University -- Review/Status of (x624)- Bin Entry with ASABE Click Here to View Powerpoint Why do we need anchor points in bins? - George Lovell, SATRA Click Here to View Powerpoint … Continue reading 2013 Grain Bin Entrapment Prevention Symposium – Safety & Prevention Powerpoint Presentations

New Technology Helps In Preventing Grain Bin Deaths

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa -- The one sure-fire way to avoid dying in a grain bin is to stay out. That's where Scott Haugan and some high-tech wizardry come in. Haugan, who runs the Howgan grain storage technology firm in Marshalltown, has teamed up with the Iowa's science and technology apparatus to push the idea of using … Continue reading New Technology Helps In Preventing Grain Bin Deaths

New! – OSU – Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) Grain Bin Rescue

  Program Goal: The overarching goal is to collaboratively develop a comprehensive agricultural rescue program. The program will consist of Ohio Fire Academy curriculum, professional training and education, outreach education and awareness. Project Goal: Design a portable grain rescue training modular suitable for agricultural rescue and other safety educational programs for agricultural audiences. Project Objectives: … Continue reading New! – OSU – Grain C.A.R.T. (Comprehensive Agricultural Rescue Trailer) Grain Bin Rescue

Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House

Excellent Combustible Dust Seminar - Training Video WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), the senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, Rep. John Barrow (D-GA), and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), the senior Democrat of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee, reintroduced legislation today to prevent workplace explosions caused by combustible industrial … Continue reading Bill to Prevent Combustible Industrial Dust Explosions Re-Introduced in the House

2010 Chester, Illinois Grain Elevator Explosion Leads to $180 Million Jury Verdict

A federal jury recently awarded three workers approximately $180 million in damages for injuries sustained in a 2010 explosion at a grain elevator owned by ConAgra Foods, Inc.  See Jentz v. Conagra Foods, Inc., No. 3:10-cv-00747 (S.D.I. June 1, 2012).  At the one-month trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, … Continue reading 2010 Chester, Illinois Grain Elevator Explosion Leads to $180 Million Jury Verdict

Reiteration of OSHA Policy on Unguarded Sweep Augers in Grain Bins & Silo’s.

February 16, 2012 The Honorable Kristi Noem U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative Noem: Thank you for your November 7, 2011, letter from you and your colleagues regarding the operation of sweep augers inside grain storage structures. Your letter raised concerns about a letter of interpretation that the Occupational Safety and Health … Continue reading Reiteration of OSHA Policy on Unguarded Sweep Augers in Grain Bins & Silo’s.

OSHA Letter to Grain Storage Facility Operators Regarding Recent Rise in Grain Bin Fatalities

February 1, 2011 Dear Grain Storage Facility Operator: Last July, two teenagers (ages 14 and 19) were killed in a tragic incident involving a grain elevator in Illinois. Both young workers suffocated after being engulfed in a grain bin they had entered to help clear. A third young worker was pulled out of the storage … Continue reading OSHA Letter to Grain Storage Facility Operators Regarding Recent Rise in Grain Bin Fatalities