This article has been reprinted from the March 18, 2020 NGFA Newsletter.
However, the official celebratory "kick off" event, scheduled for April 13 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center in Ithaca, NE, is being canceled to align with federal guidelines due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
But NGFA and its safety partners will continue with extensive plans to distribute safety updates and encourage facilities to adopt best safety practices throughout the week of April 13.
Stand Up For Grain Safety Week helps raise awareness about grain handling and storage hazards, provides education and training, and conveys safety best practices.
It is being sponsored under the auspices of the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, which facilitates cooperation and communication between the regulatory agency and the grain, feed, processing, and export industry.
During the week, companies can participate by providing a focused activity and/or toolbox talk on any hazard-prevention safety measure.
NGFA will issue daily training guides throughout the week an share updates on social media with #StandUp4GrainSafety.