Grain Bin Safety Requires Year-Round Effort

Denise GillinAgribusiness, Risk Management

By Gina Ekstam for AssuredPartners

It’s well-known that working in and around grain bins is dangerous. In 2020, there were 64 documented agricultural-confined space-related cases, including 35 grain-related entrapments and 12 equipment entanglements, according to a report by Purdue University’s Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department.

Grain bin entrapment is the most often identified hazard, but equipment handling, collapsing bins, fires, toxic fumes, and ladders are among the other equally hazardous situations that pose serious risks to worker safety. Regardless of the season, grain bin safety must be a year-round effort.

With any safety initiative, it’s essential to identify and understand all potential hazards. Click for safety precautions to prevent grain-related incidents>>>

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