If farmers must go into a grain bin, Rural Firefighters Delivering Agricultural Safety and Health instructor Jim Zwaschka recommends shutting off machinery and wearing a harness. “Use a device you can be retracted with,” says Zwaschka. “When I talk about a harness, I’m talking about one attached to the center of the bin and to the outside of the grain bin.” Be sure to tell someone if you plan to work around grain bins. This farm safety reminder from the Red River Farm Network, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association and North Dakota Corn Utilization Council. More tips on safely working around grain bins can be found here.
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