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Turn on the six-inch auger under this bin and the demonstration mannequin will be chest deep in grain in just eight or nine seconds.

Proper grain storage can prevent entrapments

Ag Safety Week: ‘Out of condition’ grain is a common reason a producer might enter a bin

As farmers, you understand the importance of proper storage of your crops. High temperatures and humidity level can drastically impact grain quality, but they can also be a safety concern. Last year we experienced a very wet harvest season and many producers put crops into storage in wet conditions. Once spring weather arrives, the grain

Grandparents are key to keeping their grandchildren safe on the farm.

Keep your grandchildren safe on the farm

Grandparents are a vital building block in creating a family safety culture

If you talk to any grandparent, they say that having children was wonderful, but having grandchildren is pure joy. There’s nothing better than having a grandchild throw their arms around your neck and whisper “I love you.” These young people are a farm’s future and a grandparent’s legacy. It’s important that grandparents understand their role


Once-common activities like climbing a ladder can become more risky due to the natural effects of aging.

Taking steps to prevent slips, trips, and falls

You can change the environment or change your behaviours to stay safe

In theory the prevention of falls is simple. Nearly all falls result from conditions or practices whose hazard is obvious or readily discoverable. In practice, however, prevention is difficult because the detail involved is very great and it is necessary to improve the performance of practically everyone. – From “Safety Subjects,” U.S. Division of Labor