Grain Dust Explosions Up in 2018; Injuries, Fatalities Decline

🕔Feb 25, 2019An increase in grain dust explosions were reported nationally at grain handling, feed manufacturing and biofuel facilities in 2018; however, resulting injuries and fatalities were down from the previous year, […]

Grain Bin Safety: 11 Steps to Avoid Accidents

🕔Nov 2, 2018Flowing Grain Hazards in Agriculture Approximately 36 grain bin entrapments occur annually with over half of engulfment incidents resulting in a fatality. The primary cause of entrapment occurs during unloading […]

Farm Safety: Extracting Farm Machinery from Muddy Fields

🕔Sep 13, 2018Weather continues to change and impact field conditions this time of year. Rain, snow, and ice can complicate a day’s work in the field when soil becomes water logged. Often […]

Farm Safety: Understanding Grain Bin Hazards – Videos

🕔Sep 13, 2018Grain bins pose serious risks to farmworkers and their families. Watch this video, created by N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent Paul Smith, Jr., demonstrating the dangers associated with working or playing […]

Grain Bin Safety: Nationwide Awards 29 Fire Departments with Rescue Tubes

🕔Jun 28, 2018Each year, tragedy strikes across rural America when lives are lost due to grain bin entrapments. To help lead the fight against these accidents, Nationwide, in partnership with the National Education Center […]

More Grain Dust Explosions Reported Nationwide in 2017

🕔Mar 9, 2018There were seven reported grain dust explosions at U.S. food and agricultural facilities in 2017, two more than in 2016 but still below the 10-year average of 9.3 explosions per […]

Florida: Farm Safety Seminar, Gainesville, March 16

🕔Mar 6, 2018A leading researcher in farmworker safety will keynote a seminar hosted by the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety at the University of Florida. The seminar will be […]

Manure Storage System Safety: Understanding the Risks

🕔Oct 23, 2017Are you at risk while pumping out your manure storage system? Without throwing out the “here’s your sign” card, the simple answer to the question posed in the title of […]

Iowa Harvest: Fire Prevention, Management Tips in Dry Fields

🕔Sep 14, 2017It’s always difficult to forecast weather, but if dry field conditions persist, potential for combine and field fires this fall could be a problem. All it takes is a single […]

Florida: Is Your Farm Hurricane-Ready? Preparation Checklists

🕔Sep 8, 2017Farmers in Florida worry every fall about potential damage from a hurricane.  Most of the media attention focuses on families in coastal communities, but not as much attention is provided […]

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