NGFA Concludes Fifth Annual Harvest Safety Week

NGFA concluded its fifth annual Harvest Safety Week on Aug. 25.

This year’s event focused on “Safety as a Workplace Value” and the importance of building “safety first” environments at grain handling facilities.

Harvest is a busy time for the grain, feed, and processing industry, with increased traffic at grain facilities, additional workers, demanding hours, and other challenges.

NGFA member companies across the country employ safety programs that rely on leadership, employee empowerment and innovative resources to send workers home safely each day.

Each year at the end of August, NGFA delivers harvest-related safety information to grain handlers and encourages the sharing of safety resources available on throughout the agricultural community.

New videos published this week include:

Safety as a Workplace Value (NGFA member interviews)

Evolution of Safety in Grain Handling (NGFA member interviews)

Harvest Hazards (NGFA member interviews)

Hazard Identification Methods (Presentation)

NGFA Safety Tips – Lockout/Tagout (Infographic)

These videos are supported by funding from the National Grain and Feed Foundation.

The Foundation is funded entirely by charitable contributions and supports many of NGFA’s safety resources.

Thank you to the following member companies for providing safety experts to contribute to these new videos: ADM, Bartlett, Bunge, Cargill, Co-Alliance Cooperative Inc., J.D. Heiskell and Company, Key Cooperative, Michigan Agricultural Commodities Inc., MFA Incorporated, MKC, Scoular, and Viterra.

These videos and more safety resources, including training videos, Safety Tips Sheets, guidance documents and interactive online courses can be found at

All resources NGFA shared during Harvest Safety Week are featured on Grain Journal’s

Find other examples of coverage of Harvest Safety Week in Feed & Grain — Harvest Safety Week brings company values in focus — and Successful Farming — Out-of-condition grain can cause engulfment in seconds.

Find more information on social media with #HarvestSafetyWeek.