Farm grain bin safety video available
Posted: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 8:01 pm
The National Corn Growers Association and the National Grain and Feed Foundation — the research and education arm of the National Grain and Feed Association — recently unveiled a joint video project to promote awareness about grain bin safety on the farm.
The two organizations teamed up in November to develop the video in response to an increase in U.S. fatalities and injuries associated with entry into grain bins.
“In 2010, we saw a record number of farmers becoming engulfed in grain bins and we decided it was time to have a proactive role in creating awareness about the serious nature of this issue,” NCGA president Bart Schott, a grower from Kulm, N.D., said. “We hope that this video makes farmers stop and think twice before the next time they put themselves in danger.”
“Flowing grain can pose a life-threatening hazard, and statistics show that 92 percent of victims who become fully engulfed, which can happen in a matter of seconds, do not survive,” said NGFA president Kendell W. Keith.
The video is available at NCGA.com and on NCGA’s YouTube channel. It also is being distributed by NCGA to affiliated farm organizations.
The NGFA also has made the video available on its website at www.ngfa.org, and will be encouraging its grain elevator members to distribute it to farmer-customers.
Published in The Messenger 2.8.11