September is less than 2 weeks away.
When did that happen!?!
Harvest will be here before we know it. Provided the drought hasn’t gotten to everything of course. Grain crops are most prevalent in the Midwest and are some of the most dangerous to work with.
With today’s high-capacity loading and unloading systems, people are helpless in flowing grain within seconds. Crusted grain across the top or along the sides of a bin are equally as dangerous.
The following are a few rules you may want to implement to prevent your farm family from becoming a tragic statistic due to grain incidents.
• Always lock all access doors to grain storage structures.
• Lock out power to all types of grain-handling equipment.
• Use the buddy system when you are unloading or loading grain, notifying a second person where you are.
• Never permit children to ride in grain wagons or enter grain storage areas.
• Always know where ALL family members are (especially children) at all times when grain is being loaded, unloaded, moved or otherwise handled.
And stay safe this harvest season!