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March 24, 2021
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Safety Quip

Grain Talk Podcast: Get to Know New NGFA President and CEO Mike Seyfert (March 23, 2021/29 min.) 3/23 Read more


NGFA Newsletter: OSHA Launches National Emphasis Program for COVID-19 3/19 Read more


Victim in Fatal Wisconsin Farm Accident Identified 3/24 Read more


Nine Wisconsin Fire Departments Participate in Grain Bin Rescue Training 3/16 Read more


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MaxYield Cooperative Donates $400 to Britt, IA Fire Department 3/12 Read more


Grain Bin Rescue Class Conducted in Carrington, ND 3/17 Read more


Worker’s Injury at Fargo, ND Grain Bin Yields Employer’s Commitment to Improve Workplace Safety 3/24 Read more



Lunch Box Safety Talk: Combustible Dust Explosion Prevention Strategies

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT ... Wednesday April 7 ... To register, click here.

Sponsored by M&M Specialty Services Inc. and Industrial Magnetics Inc.


Equipment Fire Prompts Emergency Response to Danville, IL Bunge Elevator; No Injuries Reported 3/17 Read more


Alabama Farm Credit Donates Grain Bin Rescue Tube to Hollywood Fire/Rescue 3/12 Read more


Columbia Grain International Participates in Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week, Shares Its Commitment to the Cause 3/16 Read more


Fire Destroys Agway Building in Schaghticoke, NY 3/22 Read more


Cause of Explosive Cornelius, OR, Ethanol Fire Determined 3/18 Read more


Purdue, University of Illinois Receive Safety Research Grants From USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture 3/17 Read more



Firefighters Hold Grain Bin Rescue Training For Rural Communities in Southern Alberta 3/23 Read more


Olds Fire Department in Alberta Receives Grain Entrapment Rescue Tube 3/19 Read more


Nationwide Program Raises Grain Bin Safety Awareness 3/24 Read more


ICYMI ... Important COVID-19 Updates From Conn, Maciel, Carey's OSHA Defense Report Blog 3/17 Read more


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Conn Maciel Carey: Status Update About OSHA’s Emergency COVID-19 Rulemaking 3/12 Read more


Conn, Maciel, Carey: New OSHA Interpretation Letter Clarifies “Double Reporting” Issue 3/24 Read more



OSHA, Grain Industry Leaders Say Small Changes Have Big Impacts 3/16 Read more


OSHA Quick Takes: Injury Reporting, Online Pacific Coast Safety Fest 3/18 Read more


OSHA QuickTakes: COVID-19 National Emphasis Program, Interim Enforcement Response 3/12 Read more


Employees and the COVID-19 Vaccine: How to Encourage Vaccination Thoughtfully 3/12 Read more


GRAIN JOURNAL Safety Articles

Machine Guarding Basics: Proper Guarding Reduces Exposure to Equipment Hazards

Observant Operator Essential to Preventing, Limiting Grain Dryer Fires

Personal Fall Arrest: The Least Effective of Four Methods for Addressing Fall Protection

Cold Weather Tips: Take These Steps For Working Safely Through Winter

Poor Lubrication Leads to Most Bearing Failures. Here Are Tips for Proper Grease Maintenance.


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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