National Farm Safety and Health Week: Confined Spaces in Agriculture

Grain bins, silos, grain wagons and manure pits are among the most common agricultural confined spaces.  Confined spaces are places large enough for a person to enter; however they are not designed for frequent occupancy.  Confined spaces have limited entry and exit points and pose a serious risk.  More than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported in the last 50 years.  In fact, it only takes 5 seconds for a person to be entrapped in flowing grain to the point where they cannot free themselves.  Don’t become a statistic!  Proper training, use of effective lifeline systems and adherence to grain bin entry procedures including lockout/tagout will greatly reduce the number of fatalities in grain bins.

Visit YouTube.com/usagcenters for health and safety videos on grain bin entry procedures.

TODAY’S WEBINAR:

Hazard Communications Standards (Noon CDT)
Presenter – Dan Neenan, MBA

By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.