Grain Bins: Sudden Death – 4 Ways it Happens

🕔Feb 18, 2019In less than a minute you or someone you care about can suffocate in a grain bin.   “When you are trapped by grain and exhale to breathe, the grain flows […]

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: 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 […]

Mississippi: Grain Bin Rescue Workshop, Pittsboro, April 17

🕔Mar 16, 2018Emergency responders and farmers will learn grain bin safety practices and rescue procedures during two workshops on April 17. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the grain bin […]

Louisiana Farm Bureau Hosts 3 Grain Bin Safety Workshops, Feb. 26-28

🕔Feb 8, 2018Farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Rice growers in Southwest Louisiana received a stark reminder of that […]

Oklahoma’s Mobile Grain Engulfment Simulator Delivers Life Saving Training

🕔Jan 2, 2018It is a typical day on the farm and a local farmer is rushing to get everything checked off his list when the grain stops flowing from the storage bin. […]

Grain Rescue Tubes And Nationwide Training Save Farmers’ Lives

🕔Sep 6, 2017Glenville, Minnesota Fire Chief Matt Webb was heading to work when he heard the 911 call come in over his pager. It was 9:53 a.m. on Aug. 8. A local […]

Nebraska: Grain Handling Safety – Beware of the Quicksand

🕔Sep 30, 2016Midwest harvest preparations include cleaning and fumigating grain bins, preparing equipment, and getting trucks ready to roll. Add in long hours and a sense of urgency, and what gets left […]

Indiana: 3 Grain Bin Safety Workshops Focus on Dust Combustion

🕔Jun 9, 2016A Purdue Extension workshop will help farmers and those who work in grain handling facilities better understand how to prevent grain dust combustion and explosion. The workshop, funded by a […]

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