“Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

Note: Video Contains Language NSFW This is why awareness of Combustible Dust Is SO Important!! Around 1 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017, Jordan White posted a video to Facebook. Since then, it has been viewed by more than a million times. An overhead tank filled with more than 10,000 bushels of corn collapsed as … Continue reading “Grain Silo Collapses Causing Combustible Dust Explosion In Indiana” #CombustibleDust

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“Workplace Safety Infographic: The Younger Face of Workplace Safety”

Source: Atlantic Training - Note PDF of this info-graphic is available on this page.

“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”

“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”

Is Killing Kids Good For Small Business?

Another thought provoking article from Phil La Duke.

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tombstoneby Phil La Duke

When we hear about worker fatalities I imagine we picture a number of tragic but, let’s face it, predictable scenarios. Maybe someone took a short cut, maybe some won grew complacent, maybe…well we all have our presuppositions and our biases that help us to accept that while workplace deaths. Whatever preconceived notions about workplace fatalities that help us sleep better at night, and whatever it is that makes us believe that we and ours are better than that, immune to the carnage, protected because of who we are, nothing much prepares us for deaths like that of Martha Hochstetler. The 14 year-old girl died horribly after a portion of her clothing was caught in farm machinery while she was loading straw bales onto an elevator

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2015/07/22/vermontville-michigan-farming-accident/30545533/

I grew up on the ruins of a farm and can’t accurately tell you when I started working. My parents…

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“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”

“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”

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

Texting And Walking – Maybe This Is A Solution?

  Seeing Eye People are a safe and practical solution for those people that insist on texting and walking at the same time. City Transportation departments could easily fund this venture with their excess revenue and make a significant dent in unemployment. Graduating college students could start off as interns and advance into a full … Continue reading Texting And Walking – Maybe This Is A Solution?

The Crazy Things People Do – Another Reason To Adopt, Promote & Nurture A Proactive Safety Culture!

  Note: Some Adults Are Equally At fault Too! Don't Try Any of These Stunts At Home! - Video Contains Some PG Language. The Dangerous Behaviors Foundation asked victims' parents to report choking game deaths and recorded 416 fatalities as of last September. Emergency rooms are seeing more and more teens with injuries that result … Continue reading The Crazy Things People Do – Another Reason To Adopt, Promote & Nurture A Proactive Safety Culture!

What Grain Handlers Should Do to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections

By Eric J. Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group We recently authored an article for Feed & Grain magazine entitled “When OSHA Comes Knockin’.” The article explains why employers in the grain industry need to be prepared for an OSHA inspection, and outlines steps they should take to prepare for and manage a visit … Continue reading What Grain Handlers Should Do to Prepare for and Manage OSHA Inspections

New “GDL” – Driving to Save Teenage Drivers in Illinois

By Dave Gathman dgathman@stmedianetwork.com August 27, 2011 7:50PM In 2007, 146 teenagers died in car crashes in Illinois. In 2009, that number was cut in half, to 73 teen deaths — with the same number the following year. Secretary of State Jesse White believes those “other” 73 teens per year are still alive because of … Continue reading New “GDL” – Driving to Save Teenage Drivers in Illinois

UP RIGHT – “A Resource For Aerial Lift Safety”

This website was created in the aftermath of the tragic accident that took the life of University of Notre Dame student videographer Declan Sullivan in October 2010. Its aim is to help high schools, colleges and university administrators understand key considerations for aerial lift safety. It is not meant to be used as a form … Continue reading UP RIGHT – “A Resource For Aerial Lift Safety”