Suffocation from engulfment is a leading cause of death in grain bins, and the number of these deaths continues to rise. These fatalities are preventable. Stand-Up for Grain Engulfment Prevention is a way of reaching out to employers and workers to get them involved in improving worker protection, reducing injuries, and preventing fatalities from engulfment. Check out “What is a Safety Stand-Down” (link to attached document) for more information.

Companies may participate by providing a focused activity or toolbox talk on topics such as lock-out/tag-out, walk down, fall prevention, permitting, or any other prevention measures.  These events should provide information to workers about hazards, protective methods, and the company's safety policies, goals, and expectations. It is also an opportunity to listen to your employees and their ideas.

During this event, employees will be able to conduct site activities such as employee training, hazard hunts, audits of prevention measures, corrections of any identified hazards, and a review of lock-out/tag-out and engulfment prevention measures and procedures. We want to capture this activity and your proactive involvement, so please complete the information below. You can print a certificate of participation showing your employees involvement in this prevention initiative.