“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”

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Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

10 Tips to Implementing a Lockout/Tagout Program Your LOTO program must address the hazards that workers face when they place any part of their body near a machine’s point of operation, power transmission apparatus, pinch points, or other moving parts during maintenance and servicing activities. If the machine is not properly shut down and secured, … Continue reading Free Whitepaper: “10 Tips To Implementing A Lockout / Tagout Program”

“OSHA Emphasizes Safety In The Primary Metal Industries”

On October 20, OSHA issued a National Emphasis Program (NEP) for Primary Metal Industries. The NEP is intended to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposure to harmful chemical and physical health hazards in facilities in those industries. OSHA says that individuals employed in the primary metal industries (smelting and refining of ferrous and nonferrous … Continue reading “OSHA Emphasizes Safety In The Primary Metal Industries”

“School Safety Training & Tips”

  Safety Training Handouts - Here's Some Help!! Did you know that your School District's Injury and Illness Prevention Plan requires that Supervisors talk to employees about Safety on a regular basis? You should make Safety a topic at every staff meeting or opportunity.  Do you need help with coming up with a training idea … Continue reading “School Safety Training & Tips”

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]

Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNcsTRQNZLE "Temporary Work, Lasting Harm" by Michael Grabell, Olga Pierce and Jeff Larson ProPublica, Dec. 18, 2013, 2:27 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – This was it, he told his brother Jojo. He would finally be able to pay his mother back for the fender bender, buy some new shoes and, if things went well, maybe even … Continue reading Temporary Worker Safety – “What You Need To Know & A Real Life Story”

Safety Comic of the Day – “Electrical Safety”

Electrical Safety - OSHA https://www.osha.gov/.../e...‎ Occupational Safety and Health Administration Electrical Safety. ... Electrical Safety. Electrical hazards can cause burns, shocks and electrocution (death). Assume that all overhead wires are energized at ... Safety and Health Topics | Electrical - OSHA https://www.osha.gov/.../e...‎ Occupational Safety and Health Administration Working with electricity can be dangerous. Engineers, electricians, and … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “Electrical Safety”

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

5 Safety Tips For Avoiding “Caught-In-Between Accidents”

According to OSHA, caught-in hazards collectively are one of the four deadliest dangers found on a construction site. Although it seems like common sense to never place yourself between a piece of heavy equipment and an immovable object, when you’re concentrating on the job at hand sometimes you find yourself in unexpected danger. Here are … Continue reading 5 Safety Tips For Avoiding “Caught-In-Between Accidents”

OSHA Fiscal Year 2013 “Top 10 Cited Violations”

OSHA unveiled its List of the 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for fiscal year (“FY”) 2013 (i.e., October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013).  The announcement came at the 2013 National Safety Council Congress and Expo. Here is the full list for Fiscal Year  2013: 1926.501 – Fall Protection (cited 8,241 times during FY 2013) … Continue reading OSHA Fiscal Year 2013 “Top 10 Cited Violations”

5 Compliance Issues OSHA Will Focus On in Waning Days of 2013

By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group at Epstein Becker Green An industry contact recently asked me what five issues I expected OSHA would be focusing its enforcement efforts on for the balance of this year. Here was my response: 1. Emergency Exits & Exit Routes – A couple of months ago, … Continue reading 5 Compliance Issues OSHA Will Focus On in Waning Days of 2013

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

Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

Crushed hands and arms, severed fingers and limbs, lacerations and abrasions - the list of possible machinery-related injuries is long and horrifying. Many hazards are created by moving machine parts. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from preventable injuries. The following standards have been established to ensure the safety of machine operators and other employees … Continue reading Safety Comic of the Day – “OSHA Machine Guarding Requirements”

90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen

We’ve always known OSHA as the official authority of safety and health in the U.S. But very few are aware of the fact that it produced and distributed three films in 1980. While these films are nothing like the Hollywood blockbusters you queue for in movie houses, they were real pro productions. In fact, two … Continue reading 90 Minutes About OSHA Most People Have Never Seen

Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013

Sidney, Illinois – A man is dead after getting trapped in a grain bin Wednesday.  According to the Champaign County Coroner, 55-year-old Roy McCarty was working inside a grain bin at the Premier Cooperative Grain Elevator, when he became buried "under a large amount of corn." Firefighters from the Urbana Fire Department arrived at 301 … Continue reading Updated: Authorities Investigate Another Grain Bin Death in Sidney, Illinois on 7-18-2013