Grain Bin Safety Week is an annual campaign recurring the third full week of February to promote grain bin safety on farms and commercial grain-handling facilities.
A collaborative effort with industry leaders and agricultural professionals, Grain Bin Safety Week was created to raise awareness about grain bin dangers, provide education and share best safety practices. Together, we hope to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths associated with grain handling and storage.
- Nominate your fire department for a grain bin rescue tube
Grain Bin Safety Week also promotes awareness of live-saving grain extraction methods and procedures that help first responders rescue farmers and other workers who've been trapped in grain bins or other storage facilities. Beginning January 1 and running through May 31, the annual Nominate Your Fire Department Contest enables communities to nominate their local fire department to win a grain rescue tube. In addition to the rescue tube, winners also receive specialized rescue training.
- UMASH Farm Safety Check: Grain Handling Safety
The February UMASH Farm Safety Check topic is Grain Handling Safety. A safety checklist and other resources are available at: http://umash.umn.edu/farm-safety-check-grain-handling-safety/
The National Farm Medicine Center is a partner in Grain Bin Safety Week.