Category Archives: Grain Handling

Worker dies when struck by truck at grain handling facility Farmers Cooperative Co. has been cited for nine serious safety violations after a worker was fatally injured January 29, 2013. The worker was struck by a truck that was backing … Continue reading

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Company receives 33 violations after investigations at Assumption Illinois plant; violations include failing to train workers in grain-handling safety Great Western Products Co. has been cited for 33 safety and health violations, including three repeat and 24 serious violations. The … Continue reading

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OSHA along with various State Grain and Feed Associations and Grain Handling Safety Coalitions are working together to promote safe practices Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get … Continue reading

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OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust, a new, informative booklet that outlines safe procedures for emergency responders … Continue reading

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Basis for inspection is local emphasis program on grain handling operations OSHA has cited H. Nagel and Sons Co. for a total of 23 safety and health violations, including two repeat, related to respirator and machine guarding standards. The company … Continue reading

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BURLINGTON, WI – OSHA filed a settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission between the agency and Cooperative Plus Inc., after the farmer-owned Wisconsin cooperative agreed to pay $550,000 in penalties, increase employee grain bin safety training … Continue reading

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