Friday, February 03, 2017

Webinar Feb. 22 on youth safety to focus on grain bins; Grain Bin Safety Week Feb. 19-25

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety will hold a webinar on Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. ET on grain-bin safety. Entrapment in grain bins can cause death or injury, and small farms account for a third of grain-bin deaths and two-thirds of entrapments.

The webinar, which incorporates a Grain Handling Safety Coalition video with survivors of a fatal grain accident, coincides with Nationwide Insurance’s Grain Bin Safety Week, from Feb 19-25.

“We will explain how the video, along with a discussion sheet, can be used as a training tool, both for high school agricultural teachers and for community training,” said webinar host Marsha Salzwedel, a youth agricultural safety specialist with the National Children’s Center. “These video materials complement the coalition’s Stand TALL curriculum, which can be used to expand on the concepts and safety strategies introduced in the video.”

The webinar is free but registration is required. To register click here.

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