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Safety When Filling Grain Bins


  • Make certain that portable elevators are stable.
  • Lower portable elevators before moving them, being especially aware of overhead power lines.
  • Enter a grain storage bin
    1. only after all unloading equipment has been stopped and switches are locked in the "off" position and
    2. only if you're attached to a lifeline and someone is standing by to help in case of a cave-in.
  • If grain in a bin should "bridge," break it down only from the outside with a pole.
  • Keep children away from a grain storage bin, making certain they understand that it's dangerous and no place to play.
Last updated: 18-May-2006 11:08 AM