August 9, 2012

Podcast: Farmers urged to be safe while cleaning out grain bins

In this podcast, Kelsey Pope, director of advocacy and outreach for the Nebraska Corn Board, talks about some of the ways grain bins can be dangerous for farmers and farm workers.

She notes that this is important because many farmers unload and clean out of grain bins during the summer months. During this process, farmers can come across several hazardous situations that can have a disastrous outcome.

"When it comes time to empty and clean out your bin, please take extra precautions and use the buddy system to help keep everyone safe," Pope said. "Always have at least one other person on site who knows the safety rules, how to shut down augers and other equipment and how to get help if it’s needed."

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