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February 26, 2020
Delivered on the second and fourth Wednesday each month by Grainnet Safety

Grain Talk Podcast: Nationwide Insurance Awards Rescue Tubes, Training as Part of Grain Bin Safety Week (11:03)


GEAPS Webinar Recording: Are You Doing Enough to Reduce Injuries From Belt Conveyors? ... Presented by Jerad Heitzler (Feb. 20 - 53 min.) 2/20 Read more


AgriSphere Webinar Recording: How Efficient Operations Affect Employee Safety ... Presented by Jim Voigt (Feb. 19 - 62 min.) 2/20 Read more


OSHA Letter Warns of Grain Bin Hazards; Emphasizes Importance of Upcoming Grain Safety Stand-Up Events 2/26 Read more


U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Amendments and Technical Corrections to OSHA Standards 2/25 Read more


Purdue University Agricultural Dust Explosions in 2019 Report 2/24 Read more


Man Rescued From Grain Auger Entrapment Near Centralia, IL 2/26 Read more


Man Rescued From Grain Bin Entrapment in Dixon, IL 2/20 Read more


Man Rescued From Grain Bin Entrapment in Landon, ND 2/24 Read more


Crane Used to Rescue Worker From Top of Grain Bin at Andersons Ethanol Plant in Greenville, OH 2/21 Read more


Man Injured After Fall From Walkway at Mountaire Farms Facility in Millsboro, DE 2/19 Read more


Man Dies in Grain Bin Accident in Brookings County, SD 2/19 Read more


Man Dies in Grain Unloading Accident in Oakes, ND 2/21 Read more


Coroner Reports Cause of Man's Grain Bin Death in Morrisonville, IL as Suffocation 2/13 Read more



Fire Reported at The Andersons Grain Elevator in Kearney, NE 2/26 Read more


Computerized Processing System Error Causes Fire at Bunge Plant in Red Oak, IA 2/21 Read more


Small Fire Extinguished at ADM Corn Processing Plant in Clinton, IA 2/13 Read more


Fiery CSX Train Derailment in Eastern Kentucky Spills Ethanol Into River 2/14 Read more


Grain Silo Explosion Reported at Comley's Country Creamery Dairy in Mexico, NY 2/19 Read more


Stu Ellis: Grain Bin Safety Should Be Top Priority This Season 2/20 Read more


Fire Departments Encouraged to Apply to Nationwide's Nominate Your Fire Department Contest 2/20 Read more


Illinois Department of Agriculture Promotes Grain Bin Safety Week 2/20 Read more


MN Leading Nation in Grain Bin and Silo Accidents 2/20 Read more


MN Family Works to Prevent Grain Bin Deaths With Equipment and Education 2/20 Read more


MN Gov. Walz Proclaims Feb. 16-22, 2020 As Grain Bin Safety Week 2/19 Read more


MN Gov. Walz Proposes More Funding to Reduce Farm Accidents 2/26 Read more


SD Gov. Noem Emphasizes Importance of Grain Bin Safety 2/21 Read more


Hemingford, NE Volunteer Fire Department Completes Grain Bin Rescue Training Course 2/19 Read more


High-Visibility Clothing: A Necessary Safety Item That Also Sends a Message to Customers 2/20 Read more


Farmers Facing Increasingly Dangerous Conditions Dealing With Stored Grain 2/24 Read more


Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week Kicks Off April 13 at University of Nebraska 2/17 Read more

Safety Quip

Iowa State University Extension Urges Farmers to Put Safety First When Emptying Grain Bins 2/24 Read more


Grain Stored Following Wet Harvest in 2019 Becomes Massive Safety Hazard For Farmers in 2020 2/13 Read more


Daughter Advocates For Grain Bin Safety Following Father's 2008 Entrapment Death 2/24 Read more


Iowa State University Discusses Checking Grain Bins For Carbon Dioxide 2/25 Read more


Jan./Feb. 2020 Grain Journal

National Education Center For Agriculture Safety Holds Grain Bin Entrapment Simulation 2/24 Read more


Grain Bin Safety Week Aims to Save Life Through Awareness and Safe Practices 2/13 Read more


2020 Grain Engulfment Prevention Summit ... April 25 ... Mitchell, SD 2/25 Read more



Hurley, SD First Repsonders Receive Grain Bin Rescue Training 2/24 Read more


CHS Offers Ways to Stay Safe During Grain Bin Safety Week 2/13 Read more


Nichols, IA, Volunteer Fire Department Assembling Ag Rescue Trailer, Seeking Donations 2/17 Read more


High-Visibility Clothing: A Necessary Safety Item That Also Sends a Message to Customers 2/20 Read more


GEAPS 540 Online Distance Education Course: Entry Level Safety ... March 31 - May 5 2/25 Read more


GEAPS 546 Online Distance Education Course: Fighting Grain Silo Fires and Smolders ... March 31 - May 5 2/25 Read more


Editorial: Ideas Needed to Improve Farm Safety and Reduce Injuries and Deaths 2/24 Read more


Safety Tip of The Week ... Noise-Induced Hearing Loss ... 2/24/20 2/24 Read more


Safety E-News Archives

Safety Tip of the Week Archives

Conn Maciel Carey: OSHA Defense Report

GEAPS Webinar Series

NGFA Safety Tip: Hand Tool Safety

NGFA Safety Tip: Lifting, Rigging, and Hoisting

NGFA Guidance for Sweep Auger Operations in Grain Bins

NGFA Facility Risk-Assessment and Security Guide

OSHA Suggestions on Bin Entry and Preventing Dust Explosions

OSHA Inspection Checklist/Handy Desk Reference Guide

OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Checklist

Rail Safety Video

Grain Handling Safety Coalition

"Your Safety Matters" Training Video

Don't Go With The Flow...Safe Bin Entry

Farm Grain Bin Safety Video

OHSA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements

OSHA Regional & Area Offices

Safety Signs

OSHA Small Business Handbook


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