Protecting Workers in the Grain Handling Industry
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) formed an alliance with the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) with the goal of protecting grain handling workers. The two-year alliance will focus on preventing exposure in hazards associated with grain bin entry, machine guarding, respiratory protection, falls, heat exposure, combustible dust, struck-by equipment, and lockout/tagout.

Participants will share recommended practices and effective approaches for preventing hazards with OSHA staff and industry professionals. They will also continue to support events like the Grain Industry Stand-up, which focuses on engulfment prevention.

“Grain handling operations pose numerous hazards that can cause serious serious, sometimes fatal injuries,” said Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. “We look forward to working with NGFA to find ways to reduce exposure to hazards and promote workplace safety and health.”
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