Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention

A Week of Awareness | April 9-13

Grain Engulfment Prevention

Suffocation from engulfment is a leading cause of death in grain bins. Engulfment is one of the leading types of fatalities inside a grain bin; however, there are numerous OSHA and industry resources available to assist in preventing future incidents. 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.

Office of the Governor State of Missouri Proclamation declaring April 9-13, 2018 Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention Week.

Your Safety Matters

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 English or Spanish (can be previewed here or ), addresses many safety-related issues, including confined space safety. You can order the full-length video by using this form.

Grain Bin Safety on the Farm

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.

A Week of Awareness | April 9-13

Day Date Topic Handouts
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 Handout #1
Thursday April 12 Handouts for Safety Briefings on: Mechanical Hazards Handout #1
Friday April 13 Handouts for Safety Briefings on: Grain Engulfment Handout #1 Handout #2


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The University of Texas at Arlington
Division for Enterprise Development
OSHA Education Center
140 W. Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010

(817) 272-2581

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