Join Us for Grain Bin Safety Week
Feb. 18th – 24th, 2018
Ag Organizations Partner to Save Lives
Over the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported in the U.S. with a fatality rate of 62 percent. In 2010, at least 26 U.S. workers were killed in grain engulfments – the highest number on record. The most tragic fact of all: grain engulfments are highly preventable.
Cline Wood, a Marsh & McLennan Agency and Nationwide are partnering with KC Supply Co, CHS Inc., National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS) and many others to increase awareness of the dangers of flowing grain and bring visibility to advancements in safety procedures and technology that can save lives through this exciting annual event.
Timed to bring safety awareness to the dangers of grain bins, a period when many farmers and grain-handling operations are planning for the upcoming season, this week-long event will highlight a different component each of the seven days:
- Sun. Feb. 18: Personal Grain Bin Entrapment Cautionary Case
- Mon. Feb. 19: How to Stay Safe When Freeing Bridged Grain
- Tues. Feb. 20: Grain Bin Automation
- Wed. Feb. 21: Procedures for Safe Grain Bin Entry
- Thurs. Feb. 22: Choosing the Rescue Tube That’s Right for You
- Fri. Feb. 23: GBSW 2018 Youth Initiative
- Sat. Feb. 24: Reduce Grain Bin Fires with Quality Storage Practices
Highlights of the Week
Nationwide, along with partners KC Supply and NECAS, will host #AgChat on Twitter Tuesday, February 20 at 7PM CST. This moderated, online conversation will look at grain bin safety from different angles and generate insight from folks involved in the business of growing food, fuel, feed and fiber. Go to Twubs.com/agchat to view conversation or to tweet during the chat. The site automatically enters the #agchat hashtag in every tweet and allows users to participate in real time.
Webinar – Grain Bin Safety
On Wednesday, February 21st, Nationwide will host a free, live webinar on grain bin safety that’s open to everyone. Farmers and commercial grain handlers will gain valuable insight into updated safe-work procedures, safety trainings, grain rescue practices, equipment trainings, OSHA standards and more. Space is limited so reserve your spot now. Register here.
Nominate Your Local Fire Department Rescue Tube Contest
Contest period: The contest runs from January 1 to April 30, 2018.
A popular event in conjunction with Grain Bin Safety Week (Feb. 18-24, 2018), Nationwide is again teaming up with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), KC Supply and others to award emergency first responders with grain rescue tubes and hands-on rescue training to help save lives.
2018 marks the 5th year of Grain Bin Safety Week and the Nominate Your Fire Department Contest. Since its inception, the contest has received nearly 2,000 nominations and has awarded grain rescue tubes and hands-on rescue training to 48 fire departments across 18 states. Two of the tubes have been used to save the lives of two farmers.
To enter, provide your name, regular mail and email addresses, the name and address of your local fire department or emergency rescue team, and one page describing how the local fire department or rescue team and rural community would benefit from grain entrapment training and rescue tube, and how they plan to share the tube and training with nearby departments.
Completed nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to: NECAS, Grain Bin Safety Contest, 8342 NICC Dr., Peosta, IA 52068.
For more information about or to participate in Grain Bin Safety Week in 2018, go to GrainBinSafetyWeek.com.
About Nationwide Agribusiness
Nationwide Agribusiness Insurance Company, and its affiliate, Farmland Mutual Insurance Company, are members of Nationwide®. Nationwide Agribusiness, rated A+ (Superior) by The A.M. Best Company, is the country’s #1 insurer of farms and ranches*, and a leading insurer of commercial agribusiness and related businesses in the food, fuel and fiber chain. For more information, visit NationwideAgribusiness.com.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit Nationwide.com.
*Source: 2016 SNL Financial Report. Based on statutory data.
For official rules and prize descriptions, visit grainbinsafetyweek.com/contest/rules official
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