National Grain Bin Safety Week: February 21-27
Over the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported in the U.S., with a fatality rate of 62%. In 2019, there were 38 documented grain entrapment cases, representing a 26.7% increase over 2018.1 The most tragic fact of all is that grain engulfments are highly preventable.
Alliant, together with Nationwide, KC Supply Co., and The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) are partnering for Grain Bin Safety Week, February 21-27. This annual event is intended to increase awareness of the dangers of flowing grain and to bring visibility to the advancements in safety procedures and technology that can help save lives. Timed to heighten awareness of the dangers of grain bins in a period when many farmers and grain handling operations are planning for the upcoming season, this weeklong event will help raise awareness of the dangers of grain bin entry and emphasize a zero-entry mentality if proper entry procedures aren’t followed.
Alliant has prepared some quick tips to ensure your safety protocols are up to date.