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August 25, 2021
Delivered on the second and fourth Wednesday each month by Grainnet Safety



Grain Talk Podcast 🎧

John Lee, Grain & Feed Association of Illinois, on Pre-Harvest Safety (15 min.)


Petersburg, IL, Man, 47, Dies in Grain Bin Engulfment 8/23 Read more


Great Falls, MT, Fire Rescue Responds to Grain Bin Fires 8/24 Read more


Rural Litchfield, MN, Man Injured In Auger Accident 8/16 Read more


Rescuers Credit Training After Marcus, IA, Grain Elevator Save 8/12 Read more

Safety Quip


Lunch Box Safety Talk Webinar: Harvest Safety Strategies Presented by Joe Mlynek CSP, OHST - (57 min.)

Sponsored by C-TEC AG and The SafetyQuip Company


Husker Harvest Days Visitors Can Experience Grain Rescue Through Simulator, Res-Q Tube. 8/24 Read more


Local Man's Donation Helps Wauseon, OH, Fire Department With Grain Rescue Equipment 8/24 Read more


River Valley Co-op Helps Equip Galva, IL, Fire Department With Grain Rescue Equipment, Training 8/24 Read more


NGFA Harvest Safety Week - Aug. 23-27

LISTEN: Critical Pieces of Equipment With Jarrod Nickelson

WATCH: CONVEY '21 - Leading Indicators

NGFA Safety Tip Sheet: Combustible Dust and OSHA Housekeeping Requirements

WATCH: CONVEY '21 - Conducting a Hazard Assessment Evaluation

NGFA Safety Tip Sheet: Hot Work

LISTEN: Dryer Operations With David Noel

NGFA Safety Tip Sheet: Preventing Dryer Fires

NEWLY UPDATED: NGFA Firefighting Manual

VIDEO - Transforming Workplace Safety Culture


NGFA's Jim Seibert Hosts Dust Safety Academy Webinar 8/20 Read more


OSHA Issues Updated Guidance on COVID-19 to Protect Workers 8/20 Read more


Life-Saving Grain Rescue Equipment Donated to Mendon, IL, Fire Department 8/13 Read more


Understanding Flowing Grain Characteristics Can Help Prevent Grain Entrapments 8/12 Read more


Friendsville, WV, Fire Department Awarded Grain Rescue Tube, Training 8/20 Read more


Scoular Appoints Noland Morris to Top Safety Post 8/18 Read more





Preseason Inspection Checklist: Steel Bins, Anchorage, Concrete, Guy Wires, Structural Steel Members 8/24 Read more


Bucket Elevator Performance and Maintenance: Tips to Maximize Capacity, Safety; Minimize Downtime 8/24 Read more


Joe Mlynek: Stop-Work Authority: Empower Employees to Watch For Hazardous Situations, Take Action 8/11 Read more


Carol Jones: Fall Harvest Prep: Take Advantage of Offseason to Clean, Inspect, Repair, Maintain, Train 8/11 Read more



Safety Survey: Unbreakable Tenets Support Top-to-Bottom Safety Culture 8/11 Read more


Survey: Eyesight, Smell, Hearing Your Tools For Identifying Common Post-Harvest Grain Quality Issues 8/11 Read more


Recent Safety Tips of the Week

      Harvest Preventive Maintenance ... Sponsored by KC Supply

      Engulfment - Bridging Grain ... Sponsored by Industrial Magnetics, Inc.

      Grain Engulfment Forces ... Sponsored by C-TEC AG

      Heat Related Illnesses - Water, Rest, Shade ... Sponsoredy by M&M Specialty Services, LLC

      Machine Guarding ... Sponsored by Industrial Magnetics, Inc.


      COVID-19 Resources


      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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