Do OSHA rules apply to your farm? – #GBSW14

It’s official. Farms employing 10 or fewer workers remain exempt from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) grain bin safety inspections.

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officials last week withdrew a 2011 OSHA memo that caused confusion regarding the exemption. The memo essentially asserted that a family farm with on-farm grain storage and handling was not part of farm operations, but rather a wholesale grain operation therefore subject to regulation. Read more. #GBSW14

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About Farm Safety For Just Kids

Farm Safety For Just Kids is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to rural children and youth. We produce and distribute educational materials addressing various dangers commonly found in the rural environment. Farm Safety For Just Kids is supported by a chapter network of grassroots volunteers located throughout the United States and Canada. The organization also has part-time outreach coordinators in several states. Chapters, outreach coordinators, and volunteers conduct educational programs to raise awareness about safety and health issues affecting their communities.
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