held every year to continually and constantly remind the workers and farmers of the agricultural sector to remain vigilant about the safety of workers that do their jobs in and around any bin that holds any grain.
The Numbers to Know
It’s extremely easy for something to go wrong during cleaning or unclogging a grain bin, and tragic accidents have affected entire communities. In 2020 alone, 20 people died of entrapment inside grain bins.
To prevent more accidents, it’s crucial to put grain safety at the forefront of all activities regarding the grain bin and to have all the necessary safety items like grain bin safety tubes, oxygen tanks, and masks at hand.
Grain Bin Safety Week
Nationwide’s Grain Bin Safety Week is holding a contest where fire departments across the country can get nominated to win some all-essential grain bin safety tubes and proper, hands-on training on how to use them. First responders will also need training on how to proceed in a grain entrapment situation, which requires absolute speed and skill as lives hang in the balance.
If you want to win a grain bin safety tube for your fire department, you can nominate them online and through email from January 1 to April 30, 2022. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org to describe your fire department or emergency rescue team and explain how they can benefit from receiving the grain safety tube and how big a difference the entrapment training can give them and their community.
As a nominator, you have to provide your name, occupation, phone number, postal and email addresses, and your nominated fire department or rescue team’s name, address, and phone number.
KC Supply Co fully supports Grain Bin Safety Week 2022, emphasizing the need for safety equipment when handling all things grain. Visit KC Supply to learn more about our safety equipment.