Stand-Up for Grain Safety Kick-Off Event Monday
Will be will feature demonstrations and discussions on engulfment/entrapment, fall prevention and more
The NGFA and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are hosting a major safety outreach effort, the “Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week” from March 25-29, to help raise awareness about grain handling and storage hazards, provide education and training, and convey safety best practices.
To raise awareness about the hazards in the grain handling industry, including potentially deadly engulfment and dust explosions, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is joining with industry leaders and safety professionals on Monday, March 25, to initiate the 2019 National Safety Stand-Up and Grain Safety Week, March 25-29 in Bloomington, IL.
The event will be held at the Asmark Institute Agricenter, and will feature demonstrations and discussions on engulfment/entrapment; slip, trip, and fall prevention; mechanical hazards; machine guarding; lockout/tagout; walk down; and other prevention measures. Speakers will include Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt.
“OSHA appreciates the safety and health commitment of grain handling industry employers and employees who provide food security for America,” says Sweatt. “Grain Safety Week works to increase worker protection awareness by focusing on the hazards in grain handling, and take advantage of available training tools to implement best practices and effective safety and health programs.”
WHAT: 2019 National Safety Stand-Up and Grain Safety Week Kickoff Event
WHERE: Asmark Institute Agricenter
14171 Carole Drive - Conference Room D
Bloomington, IL 61705
WHEN: March 25, 2019
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Speakers will make presentations from 1:00-1:45 p.m. and safety demonstrations will follow. The event will also include information booths, and a networking reception beginning at 3:00 p.m.