Handling Grain Properly

Grain handling safety practices are a matter of life and death.


November 3, 2021

Working with any kind of grain – especially when it’s stored in a bin – poses life-threatening hazards.

Understanding those hazards and knowing how to protect yourself from harm helps prevent serious injury or death.

Bob Aherin, Ph.D. and Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois, Agricultural Safety and Health Program and AgrAbility Unlimited Program, says becoming trapped in flowing grain one of the most hazardous aspects of grain handling.

“Getting caught in a grain auger as you move grain from a wagon to the bin or becoming entangled in a sweep auger on a bin floor are also inv...

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