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Safety & Health

Videos

Pre-Emergency Elevator Walk Through

 

Grain Bin Rescue Classroom Training

 

On-Site Bin Rescue Training

 

Firefighter Preparation and Response to a Grain Elevator and Feed Mill Fire or Explosion

MGFA Safety & Health Program

MGFA Safety & Health Program Brochure

 

The Minnesota Grain and Feed Association has entered into an agreement with the North Dakota Grain Dealers Association, to extend their highly successful safety and health program into Minnesota.  The MGFA Safety and Health Program features an experienced staff whose focus is centered upon grain elevator and feed mill safety and health compliance.  This limited industry focus provides for a good working relationship with the regulatory agencies impacting our industry and for an excellent understanding of regulatory priorities and issues specifically affecting a grain handling facility.  The MGFA Safety & Health Program is competitively priced and offers a level of service unmatched in the industry. 

 

The MGFA Safety and Health Program is directed by Dave Nelson. We invite you to take a good look at what this program can do to help you improve safety and health for your employees, friends and colleagues.  You can’t afford to jeopardize the safety in and around your facility.  This program can enhance an existing safety program and can bring members into compliance who have fallen behind or who are confused about compliance.

 

For information or to sign up for the program, contact Dave Nelson at (218) 784-8140 or MGFA at (651) 454-8212.

 

Regulatory Information

*OSHA Response on Bin Sweeps

*OSHA Letter of Intrepretation on Fall Protection

* An Introduction to the SPCC Program (PDF)

* Manual Rope Pull Manlift Operating Permit Form

* Electric Cage (Special Purpose Personnel) Manlift Operating Permit Form

*Preparing for OSHA Inspection by Stu Letcher (Video)

* Federal Grain Handling Standard CFR 1910.272

OSHA Makes Decision on Sweep Auger Issues:  (03/28/2013)

We just received verification that Minnesota OSHA will be adhering to a decision rendered recently in Illinois by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Comission, in regards to the operation of grain bin sweep augers.They indicated that from this day forward,  Minnesota OSHA will train their grain staff based on the decision of the Stipulation and Settlement Agreement relating to sweep augersaccording to Section III. (OSHRC Docket No. 11-2725 and OSHRC Docket No. 12-0624).  Section lll contains 10 safety principals that will need to be followed when operating a grain bin sweep from inside the bin.  Click here for a copy of the OSHA Review Commission findings, including the 10 safety principals contained in the settlement agreement.

More Sweeping Changes to OSHA's Sweep Auger Enforcement

Click here to read the NGFA's "Government and Grain" document. Click here to read the article in the NGFA's newsletter.

MDA's NH3 Service Status Policy

In 2007, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), in cooperation with industry, developed an Anhydrous Ammonia (NH3) Service Status Policy. Read more...

Combined Anhydrous Ammonia Inspection Checklist &  Driver's  Vehicle Inspection Report

Click the links below for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Transportation and Minnesota State Patrolcombined NH3 equipment inspection checklist and Driver's Vehicle Inspection Report (DVIR). Released October 2009

NH3 Equipment Inspection Checklist

Driver's Vehicle Inspection Report

 

Reportable Food registry Compliance Guide Available from AFIA

The Reportable Food Registry was created by Congress in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007.

On September 8, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration announced the opening of an electronic portal for reporting "reportable foods," the term the act uses to describe products that have the reasonable potential of causing or having caused a serious, adverse health consequence or death in humans or animals. Read more....

Bioterrorism Act of 2002 & Registration of Food Facilities

The following in an excerpt from a previously published Safety & Health article written by Stu Letcher, MGFA Safety & Health Program Director.

 "The Food and Drug Administration has published new regulations affecting food-handling facilities of all varieties including grain and feed handlers. The new regulations are a direct result of The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, which directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to take steps to protect the public from a threatened or actual terrorist attack on the U.S. food supply. Registration of Food Facilities is the interim final rule and requires domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States to register with the FDA by December 12, 2003......."

Click here to read the full article. Click here to read or print the FDA's booklet What You Need to Know About Registration of Food Facilities.

  


OSHA Regulation for Manlifts

Click here to read or print a copy of the OSHA regulation for Manlifts - 5205.0580 Hand-Powered Platform Passenger Type Manlifts (in PDF format).

 

 

Safety & Health News

 

2013 NGFA PRSC Boot Pit Guidance Document

NGFA & NCGA Unveil New Farm Grain Bin Safety Video

The National Grain and Feed Foundation and the National Corn Growers Association have unveiled a joint video project to promote awareness about grain bin safety on the farm. Click here to see the video on YouTube. Click here to read the news release.