Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week
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What is a safety stand up?
A safety stand up is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to workers about safety.
Any workplace can hold a stand up by taking a break to focus on hazards found in grain handling and storage environments and reinforcing the importance of safety while working around grain.
Companies can use this opportunity to have a conversation with workers about job hazards they face, hazard prevention and protection, and the company’s safety policies and goals.
It can also be an opportunity for workers to talk to management and provide direct input about hazards they see.
Who can participate?
Any employer who wants to prevent hazards in the workplace and provide a safe work environment should participate in the stand up. In past years, participants included grain handling, grain processing, feed manufacturing, agronomy facilities and others across the nation.
How can my company participate?
Companies may participate by providing a focused safety activity such as a training, toolbox talk, demonstration or discussion on topics such as bin entry.
The Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week provides suggestions on focus topics for the week. Events should provide outreach, training and information to workers on identifying hazards, hazard prevention, protective methods, and the company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.
Stand up events also provide an opportunity to engage with workers, listen to their safety concerns and solicit their ideas. Companies are encouraged to be creative and make events inclusive, interactive, participatory and collaborative.
What do we get for participating?
Companies and/or their individual employees can download a Certification of Participation signed by OSHA and the Alliance partners.
Who do I contact with questions or suggestions?
For Alliance questions, Stand Up questions, requests, or suggestions, please contact Ann Grevenkamp at [email protected].