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NCGA Urges Farmers to Harvest Safely This Fall

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 19:16:04 CDT

NCGA Urges Farmers to Harvest Safely This Fall The National Corn Growers Association reminds farmers of the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures this harvest. With farmers across the country preparing to hit the fields in their combines, NCGA offers both a list of safety reminders and a video on the important topic of grain bin safety.

Safety Tips

1. Road Safety

Reduce vehicle width as much as possible and ensure adequate warning lighting.

Use “Slow Moving Vehicle” signs on all slow-moving equipment.

2.   Equipment Safety

Be incredibly careful when approaching harvesting equipment. Approach from the front and gain eye contact with the operator before approaching.

Ensure the harvesting equipment is fully stopped and disengaged before climbing onto a vehicle.

Do not place yourself near any unguarded or otherwise running machinery.

Avoid pinch points between equipment – such as tractors with grain wagons. Visibility can be limited, and serious injury can occur.

Watch for trucks backing up or pulling away. Steer clear and maintain eye contact with the driver if you approach a truck or tractor.

3. Entanglement Hazard

Entanglement hazards can happen very quickly.

Do not ever try to unplug any equipment without disengaging power and removing energy from the equipment.

Never pull or try to remove plugged plants from an operating machine.

Always keep shields in place to avoid snags and entanglement when working around equipment.

4. Fall Hazard

Be careful climbing on and off equipment.

Be alert and extremely careful when working in wet or slippery conditions.

Keep all walkways and platforms open and free of tools, dust, debris or other obstacles. Clean all walkways and platforms before use.

Wear clothing that is well fitting and not baggy or loose. Also wear proper non-slip, closed toe shoes.

Use grab bars when mounting or dismounting machinery. Face machinery when dismounting and never jump from equipment.

Never dismount from a moving vehicle.

5. Fire Prevention

Carry a fire extinguisher with you in your vehicle (A-B-C, 5 or 10 pound).

Remove dust and buildup from equipment. Check bearings regularly to prevent overheating and chance of fire.

6. Grain Wagon Safety

Be careful to monitor grain wagon weight never exceed maximum weight limits. As weight increases, grain wagons can be more difficult to control.

Load grain wagons evenly to distribute weight to prevent weaving or instability across the grain wagon.

Inspect grain wagon tires and replace any worn or cracked tires.

In addition to these tips, NCGA is again offering a video highlighting the importance of proper safety procedures and reviewing helpful guidelines.

To view the video, click here.

This video remains relevant and illustrates the significant threat bin entrapment can pose.

For many relevant videos, please visit NCGA’s YouTube channel.

Source: National Corn Growers Association



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