Grain Bin Safety Week 2017

grain bin safetyInitiated by Nationwide in 2014, 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 like CHS 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.

Visit the Nationwide website to learn more about Grain Safety Week 2017.


Grain Bin Safety Week Events: February 19-25, 2017


Live and prerecorded webinars are available to help educate farmers and other grain handlers on important grain safety issues.

Grain grading: Grain quality and personal safety go hand in hand
Date: February 20, 2017
Time: 1pm – 2pm (CT)

Seconds to Tragedy: Video and curriculum for young worker safety
Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 3pm – 4pm (CT)

Fire pre-incident planning for high-capacity, crossflow grain dryers
Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am (CT)

Stored grain management: Grain quality and the safety connection
Recorded: February 23, 2015
Length: 50 minutes

Grain entrapment prevention
Recorded: February 24, 2015
Length: 42 minutes

Asset management and safety
Recorded: February 26, 2015
Length: 44 minutes

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Nominate Your Fire Department

In conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week, Nationwide is teaming up with CHS, West Side Salvage, KC Supply, the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and other partners to award first responders with grain bin rescue tubes and hands-on rescue training to help save lives.

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Risk Management Tools

Inspection and maintenance checklists, procedural guidelines, sample templates and other risk management tools to promote safety for your farm or commercial operation.

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#AgChat is a weekly moderated conversation on Twitter for people in the business of producing, processing or distributing agricultural products along the food, feed, fuel and fiber chains. Nationwide invites you to participate in a special edition of #AgChat on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7-9 p.m. (CT). This unique, online conversation will review the handling, transporting and storing of grain from different perspectives and generate insight on grain bin accident prevention.

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