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October 13, 2021
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GRAIN JOURNAL Safety Articles


Joe Mlynek: OSHA's Inspection Playbook - Best Practices For Common Inspection Focuses 10/13 Read more


Best Safety Training Ideas: Continually Evolve Your Program to Keep It Fresh, Engaging 10/13 Read more


Unbreakable Safety Tenets: Safety Leaders Share Core Beliefs of Their Safety Programs 10/13 Read more


Workplace Safety Culture: Transformation Strategies Leading Up to Harvest 10/13 Read more


NGFA Harvest Safety Week 2021 Recap 10/13 Read more


Hazard Assessment: Proactively Finding, Addressing Exposure in Workplace 10/13 Read more


Preventing Grain Bin Collapse: Off-Center Unloading, Loading Can Dangerously Reshape Bin Permanently 10/13 Read more

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Lack of Signalman Led to Crane's Contact With Zen-Noh Grain Facility in Louisiana, $480,000 in Damage, NTSB Says 10/13 Read more


Lakeland, PA Fire Department Trains For Grain Bin Rescue 10/07 Read more


Illinois Department of Agriculture Emphasizes Grain Bin Safety During Harvest Season 10/13 Read more


Kendallville, IN Fire Department Hosts Grain Bin Rescue Training 10/13 Read more


Clinton-Warren Joint Fire District in Ohio to Receive Life-Saving Grain Rescue Tube 9/30 Read more


Conveyor Belt Fire Damages Ag Partners Coop in Albert City, IA 10/11 Read more


NEW Cooperative Donates to Lohrville, IA Fire Department 9/24 Read more


Minimal Damage in Grain Bin Fire South of Masonville, IA 9/30 Read more


Simulator at Husker Harvest Days Shows Dangers of Grain Bin Entrapment 10/11 Read more


Train Grain Spill in Kansas Causes Minor Problem 10/05 Read more


VIDEO: Train Cars Derail Near Herington, KS 9/30 Read more


Man Rescued From Grain Entrapment in Palmyra, MO 10/07 Read more


Fair Grove, MO Fire Department Receives New Grain Bin Rescue Tube 10/04 Read more


Grain Bin Rescue Tube Awarded to North Callaway Fire Protection District in Missouri 9/29 Read more



South Dakota Volunteer Fire Departments Train With Grain Rescue Tubes 10/04 Read more


Grain Dryer Fire Damages Hundreds of Bushels of Corn in Brookings County, SD 9/26 Read more


Four-Alarm Fire Burns Through Grain Elevator in Mount Angel, OR, Destroying Four Businesses 10/11 Read more


Columbia Grain Builds New Facilities Eight Years After Devastating Fire in Craigmont, ID 10/04 Read more


Vancouver, WA Firefighters Battle Blaze in Below Ground Grain Storage Area 10/07 Read more



Crews Respond When Laurel Grain Elevator Falls on Truck, Trapping Driver 9/26 Read more


OSHA Closes Investigation Into 2019 Lake City, SC Grain Bin Fatality, Finds Seven Violations 9/30 Read more


OSHA Closes Investigation Into 2019 Lake City, SC Grain Bin Fatality, Finds Seven Violations 9/30 Read more


Mom's Mission to Increase Grain Bin Safety Awareness Has Positive Impact 10/12 Read more


Association of Equipment Manufacturers: Tips to Stay Safe on Road During Harvest 9/29 Read more


Conn Maciel Carey: Important OSHA Updates 9/30 Read more


OSHA QuickTakes (Oct. 1): Extreme Heat Hazards Priority For Protecting Workers 10/04 Read more


OSHA Enhances Measures to Address Extreme Heat Hazards 9/24 Read more


OSHA Awards More Than $11.6 Million in Grants to Educate Workers, Employers on Workplace Safety, Health 9/29 Read more


Recent Safety Tips of the Week

First Aid - When to Call 911 ... Sponsored by Electro-Sensors ... 10/11/21

Power Tool Control Switches ... Sponsored by C-TEC AG ... 10/4/21

Hand Tool Safety ... Sponsored by M&M Specialty Services, LLC ... 9/27/21

Compressed Gas Cylinder Storage and Transport ... Sponsored by Industrial Magnetics, Inc. ... 9/20/21

Safe Lifting to Prevent Back Injuries ... Sponsored by Electro-Sensors ... 9/13/2021


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NGFA Facility Risk-Assessment and Security Guide

OSHA Suggestions on Bin Entry and Preventing Dust Explosions

OSHA Inspection Checklist/Handy Desk Reference Guide

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Rail Safety Video

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Farm Grain Bin Safety Video

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