KGFA Stands Up for Grain Safety

KGFA Stands Up for Grain Safety

Kansas Grain and Feed Association will be participating in National Grain and Feed Association’s week-long emphasis on grain safety promoting three simple steps: learn, plan and act.

Grain safety should be taken seriously every day, but beginning this week, Kansas Grain and Feed Association is joining in on a  major safety outreach effort conducted through the NGFA-OSHA Alliance, and is co-sponsored by the Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the North American Millers Association, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition and American Feed Industry Association.

Stand Up for Grain Safety Week will formally kick off with a press conference on Monday, March 25 at 1 pm at the Asmark Training Institute in Bloomington, Illinois.  The event will feature Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt, as well as invited guests from the U.S. House of Representatives, Illinois state government and other organizations.

Throughout the week different safety practices will be covered to help avoid dangerous situations in the grain handling industry.

Schedule of Topics
Monday, March 25

Stand Up Kickoff

Tuesday, March 26
Engulfment/Entrapment Hazards (hung on mass, steep sides)

Wednesday, March 27
Slips, Trips and Falls (ladder use, slippery floors)

Thursday, March 28
Mechanical Hazards (electrical, lockout/tagout)

Friday, March 29
Machine Guarding (nip points, rotating parts)

Learn more about the efforts to increase grain safety awareness by viewing a multitude of resources: