April 05, 2018

06/04/2018: NGFA partners with OSHA to launch 'Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week'

The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are launching a major safety outreach effort, the "Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Awareness Week" from April 9-13, to help raise awareness about grain bin engulfment hazards, provide education and training, and convey safety best practices.

Made possible by the NGFA-OSHA Alliance in collaboration with Grain Elevator and Processing Society, the stand-up week will promote grain bin safety on both farms and at commercial grain handling facilities.

Kick-Off Event and Press Conference in Adrian, Mo.
The week will formally kick off with an event and press conference on Monday, April 9 at 1 p.m. Central at the Scoular grain facility located at 15 Quail Run in Adrian, Mo., near Kansas City. The event will feature Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labour for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt, as well as a reading of the Governor of Missouri's Proclamation on Grain Bin Safety by Anna Hui, director of the Missouri Department of Labour and Industrial Relations. NGFA Executive Committee Chairman John Heck, senior vice president of Scoular, Omaha, Neb., will host and moderate the event.

View the full agenda with speakers, HERE.

The week continues with a free webinar on April 10 that provides an overview of the material available on OSHA's engulfment prevention website. From April 11-13, NGFA will issue information for safety briefings on such topics as grain bin entry, mechanical hazards and grain engulfment.

For more information visit the Stand Up For Grain Engulfment Prevention website, HERE.

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