Grain fines and dust may cause difficulty in breathing. It is important to remeber that anyone working in a grain bin, especially for the purpose of cleaning, should wear an appropriate dust filter or filter respirator.
Find more grain bin safety tips and resources by visiting standup4grainsafety.org!
Workers in the grain handling industry are exposed to different life-threatening hazards daily. Here are a few tips to remember when entering a grain bin:
✔️ ALWAYS lockout and tag out unloading equipment before entering a bin.
✔️ NEVER work alone in a bin. Have someone watching who can call for help.
✔️ ALWAYS wear a harness and lifeline and do NOT "walk down the grain."
Every year hundreds of employees are injured or die from preventable hazards while working in grain storage or handling. Follow along this week as we share tips, raise awareness and provide additional safety resources.
"It's imperative for consumers to know we care about the land - we live here, too. We care about our water - we drink it, too. We care about our animals - what they eat and the care they receive - because we eat the same meat, too." - Crystal Klug, Columbus, Neb.
Family farming accounts for 88% of the nation's agricultural production. Visit NECornsTalk.com to learn more about the difference between "family farming" and "corporate farming."
Women are a critical part of farm and ranch operations around the globe and are helping to pave the way for a better future. Thank you to all the hard working women in the ag industry! Happy #InternationalWomensDay!
The terms for three members of the Nebraska Corn Board, will expire June 30, 2021, and Nebraska’s corn checkoff program is seeking candidates to petition for those districts. The open positions represent Districts 6, 7 and 8.
Petitions may be obtained by writing the Nebraska Corn Board (P.O. Box 95107, Lincoln, NE 68509-5107), by calling 800-632-6761 or emailing email@example.com.
Jay Reiners serves as the at large director on the Nebraska Corn Board. After a four-year stint in Nebraska's Army National Gaurd, Jay was honorably discharged and returned back to the farm. He currently farms 2,100 acres where he grows field corn, seed corn and soybeans.
Jay is active in a variety of leadership roles. He is involved with the Adams-Webster Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association. He previously served as chairman of the National Corn Growers' Market Access action team. He has also been involved with the Little Blue Natural Resource District as well as many church boards.