The National Corn Growers Association and the National Grain and Feed Association have created tools to help farmworkers stay safe around grain bins during harvest.
NGFA Vice President of Safety and Regulatory Affairs Jess McCluer said it starts before entering the bin.
“The number one most important step to determine that the task that you need to perform; is it even necessary to enter the bin. Once it’s been determined that you do need to enter the bin, we’ve developed a tip sheet that goes the pretask planning process.”
McCluer says grain bin safety is a critical topic because they can be very dangerous to work around.
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