Suffocation from engulfment is a leading cause of death in grain bins, and the number of these deaths continues to rise. These fatalities are preventable. Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention is a way of reaching out to employers and workers to get them involved in improving worker protection, reducing injuries, and preventing fatalities from engulfment. Check out "What is a Safety Stand-Down" for more information.
Companies may participate by providing a focused activity or toolbox talk on topics such as lock-out/tag-out, walk down, fall prevention, permitting, or any other prevention measures. These events should provide information to workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies, goals, and expectations. It is also an opportunity to listen to your employees and their ideas.
During this event, employees will be able to conduct site activities such as employee training, hazard hunts, audits of prevention measures, corrections of any identified hazards, and a review of lock-out/tag-out and engulfment prevention measures and procedures. We want to capture this activity and your proactive involvement, so please complete the information below. You can print a certificate of participation showing your employees involvement in this prevention initiative.
Developed jointly by the NGFA and GEAPS, this safety training DVD is geared specifically to employees of grain-handling, feed-manufacturing and grain-processing operations. The 30-minute DVD, which is available in or , addresses many safety-related issues, including confined space safety. You can order the video by using this form.
The National Corn Growers Association and the National Grain and Feed Foundation (NGFF) - the NGFA'S research and education arm - earlier this year recently unveiled a joint DVD project to promote grain bin safety on the farm. Preview the for more information.
|Monday||April 9||Stand-Up Launch and OSHA Press Conference|
|Tuesday||April 10||Engulfment Prevention Webinar 3 pm EST|
|Wednesday||April 11||Handouts for Safety Briefings on: Grain Bin Entry|
|Thursday||April 12||Handouts for Safety Briefings on: Mechanical Hazards|
|Friday||April 13||Handouts for Safety Briefings on: Grain Engulfment|
After entering your data and clicking "Submit", you will receive an email containing your certificate of participation. Please note this information is only to gauge the success of this event and will not be used by OSHA for any enforcement activity
The University of Texas at Arlington
Division for Enterprise Development
OSHA Education Center
140 W. Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010