Safety Lessons Learned

Last year, no less than 19 grain entrapments occurred in the United States, according to research compiled by Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program, which documents confined space incidents in agriculture.

While down from 2011, and significantly down from 2010’s all-time high of 57, the occurrence of these incidents still leaves room for education on safety and techniques for prevention.

Early last month, a number of Westfield Insurance Risk Control Unit and Commercial Agribusiness/Farm Division employees gathered at the University of Akron campus in Medina County, Ohio to bring greater awareness to the common hazards associated with grain bin structures.

Below, we outline their top three takeaways from the training session to arm you with the information your workers need to stay safe on site and around grain bins.