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August 11, 2021
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Register Now: Lunch Box Safety Talk Webinar - Harvest Safety Strategies ... Presented by Joe Mlynek ...Tuesday, Aug. 24 ... 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CDT)

Sponsored by C-TEC AG and The SafetyQuip Company


NGFA’s Harvest Safety Week Set For Aug. 23-27 8/06 Read more


Future of Clinton, MN, Grain Elevator Remains Uncertain Following Fire 8/11 Read more


Minnesota Governor Visits Site of Clinton Grain Elevator Fire 8/05 Read more

Safety Quip

OSHA Cites Central Illinois Cooperative Following Worker Engulfment in Soybean Silo 8/09 Read more


Kokomo Grain Provides Grain Bin Rescue Training to New Waverly, IN, Fire Department 8/11 Read more


Two Men Rescued From Grain Entrapment in Marcus, IA 8/11 Read more



Joe Mlynek: Stop-Work Authority: Empower Employees to Watch For Hazardous Situations, Take Action

Carol Jones: Fall Harvest Prep: Take Advantage of Offseason to Clean, Inspect, Repair, Maintain, and Train

Survey: Eyesight, Smell, Hearing Your Tools For Identifying Common Post-Harvest Grain Quality Issues

Safety Survey: Unbreakable Tenets Support Top-to-Bottom Safety Culture


Coggon, IA, Fire Department Receives New Grain Bin Rescue Tube 7/30 Read more


Willards, MD, Volunteer Fire Company Awarded Grain Bin Rescue Tube 8/11 Read more


Farmer Rescued From Grain Bin in Hutchinson County, SD 8/05 Read more


Officials Say No Injuries Following Grain Elevator Fire in Virginia Beach, VA 8/05 Read more


Crawford County, PA, Fire Department Trains With New Grain Bin Rescue Gear During Grain Bin Safety Week 8/03 Read more



GEAPS Exchange 2021 | Columbus, OH

VIDEO: Confined Space Atmospheric Monitoring ... Presented by Mike Morgan, Service and Sales Associate, M&M Specialty Services, LLC

VIDEO: Understanding Confined Space Permits ... Presented by Beth Locken, Director of Safety & Environmental, Agtegra Cooperative

VIDEO: Grain Entrapment Rescue Demo ... Presented by Oklahoma State University


Memphis, TN, Fire Department Says Overheated Grain Caused Train Fire 8/02 Read more


Man Airlifted to Hospital After Grain Bin Engulfment Rescue in Sherman County, KS 7/30 Read more


Man Rescued, Uninjured From Fall Into 10-Foot Pit Near Grain Silo in Cheney, WA 7/30 Read more


No Injuries, Damage Reported After Small Dust Explosion at Green Plains Ethanol Plant in Mount Vernon, IN 7/30 Read more



Official Says Combustible Dust Involved in Mount Vernon, IN, Ethanol Plant Explosion 8/02 Read more


Conn Maciel Carey's OSHA Webinar Recordings Library Now Available 8/10 Read more


OSHA Partners With National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to Revise Small-Business Handbook 8/03 Read more


Recent Safety Tips of the Week

Grain Engulfment Forces ... Sponsored by C-TEC AG ... 8/9/21

Heat Related Illnesses - Water, Rest, Shade ... Sponsoredy by M&M Specialty Services, LLC ... 8/2/21

Machine Guarding ... Sponsored by Industrial Magnetics, Inc. ... 7/26/21

Planning Ahead For Hot Weather: Employer Checklist ... Sponsored by Electro-Sensors, Inc. ... 7/19/21

Sleep and Safety ... Sponsored by C-TEC AG ... 7/12/21


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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