Grain Bin Safety

OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

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Fact sheets

Presentations and Training materials

Grain Safety Documents

Link to OSU Pesticide safety education program

Link to Fumigation practicals and pesticide safety and training information

Link to Grain Entrapment Prevention website

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Fact Sheets

Preventing Grain Dust Explosions
BAE-1737 describes the elements needed for a grain dust explosion, where they occur, safeguards, and guidelines to minimize explosions. By Carol Jones (pdf)

Grain Bin Entrapment: What if it Happens to You
CR-1726 describes an entrapment that actually happened, lessons learned, and how to prevent entrapments on the farm. By Jim P. Allen and Ronald T. Noyes (pdf)

Presentations and training materials

Grain Bin Safety video (2011) (Flash video)
This 17 minute video presents an overview of safety issues, proceedures and training for employees, managers and emergency responders involved with stored grain facilites.

Grain Bin Safety Symposium presentation (2011) (Powerpoint presentation)

Grain Handling Safety (pdf)

Simulated grain dust explosion video.
This video shows a staged grain dust explosion in slow motion to simulate what happens in a real explosion. By Craig Woods

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