As farmers across the country prepare to hit the fields in their combines, the National Corn Growers Association urges all growers to remember the importance of proper grain bin safety procedures this harvest. To help increase awareness of this important topic, NCGA offers a video highlighting the importance of proper safety procedures and reviewing helpful guidelines.
First released in 2011 by NCGA and the National Grain and Feed Foundation, this video remains relevant and illustrates the significant threat bin entrapment can pose.
"In 2010 we saw a record number of farmers becoming engulfed in grain bins and we decided it was time to have a proactive role in creating awareness about the serious nature of this issue," said Bart Schott, who served as NCGA president at that time. "We hope that this video makes farmers stop and think twice before the next time they put themselves in danger."
The video, shot on location in several states, provides a wide range of information from prevention tips and background data on grain bin accidents. The project also involved interviews with professionals in the fields of grain bin safety research and rescue to provide as much information to viewers as possible.
A free DVD of the video is available, while supplies last, by sending your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org