This week (March 25 to 29) is the National Safety Stand-Up For Grain Safety Week. The initiative aims to raise awareness about grain handling and storage hazards, provide education and training, and convey safety best practices.
Here's an overview video of the safety initiative:
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of a safety stand-up, it is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to workers about safety. Specific for grain safety topics could include "Grain Engulfment Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of grain bin safety. Stand-up events can be used as a communication tool to address everyday hazards as well as give employees direct connections with management. Click here for even more information about safety stand-ups.
You can share your stand-Up success stories on social media with the hashtag #StandUp4GrainSafety
Here are some of those:
Take a look at the six steps to grain safety. This week during #StandUp4GrainSafety remember to share these factoids and help make people aware of the hazards associated with grain handling. Let’s help educate each other! #SafetyAsAValue #ZeroIncidentsGoal #chsinc pic.twitter.com/8aimW9QEkO— BrockDexter (@BrockDexter1) March 26, 2019
Stand Up for Grain Safety Week is put on by OSHA and the NFGA. Our goal is to spread awareness of the hazards with grain handling. Here are some links to an impactful videos about a Midwest town rocked by a grain entrapment and the ...https://t.co/izsYcxYFPD #StandUp4GrainSafety— Midwest Cooperative (@CHSMidwestCoop) March 27, 2019
#Plant19 is on the horizon and we often face a narrow window of time to prepare for the busy season. #StandUp4GrainSafety Week is an important reminder to focus on safety in all areas of your operation. How do you focus on safety in busy times? #CargillGrain pic.twitter.com/E7wEOJFGpB— Cargill Grain US (@CargillGrainUS) March 27, 2019
This outreach effort is organized and supported by the OSHA and National Grain and Feed Association Alliance, the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC), the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the University of Texas-Arlington (UTA), and Nationwide Insurance, who sponsors the Grain Bin Safety Week every February.