29 Mar We’re STANDING UP for Grain Safety: Today, Machine Guarding
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 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.
Machine Guarding makes OSHA’s Top 10 Most Cited Violations of 2018 as well as has a starring role in incident rates of Fatal and Non-Fatal Occupational Injuries from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This presentation will discuss the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, why) and How of machine guarding – what needs to be guarded and when and why a guard is required. hypes (how) of guards; who (or what tasks) are affected by machine guarding, and where to look for machine guarding hazards in the grain handling environment.
Thank you to all who participated in this week’s STAND UP for grain safety. We’ll be back around this time next year to once again STAND UP for grain safety.
Learn more about the efforts to increase grain safety awareness by viewing a multitude of resources:See Resources