Grain Handling Safety

August 31, 2015

Agricultural workers are at a serious risk of injury and/or death when installing, climbing into, fumigating, entering, filling or emptying a silo. Because of the nature of the conditions present, workers may be exposed to hazards such as a lack of oxygen, toxic gases, explosive atmospheres and grain entrapment.

To reduce your risk of injury, consider the following safety recommendations:

General Safety Precautions


Fumigation Safety


Avoiding Grain Suffocation


Structural Safety Concerns


Protection Against Falls


If You Become Trapped by Grain

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