Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week

Safety Culture

people die daily due to work-related accidents or diseases (worldwide)


Of global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the economic burden of poor occupational safety and health practices

A worker died every 96 minutes from a work-related injury in 2022 (U.S.)

BILLION - Total cost of US work-related injuries in 2021 per the National Safety Council

Safety Culture

Every 96 minutes a worker died in the U.S. from work-related injuries in 2022. It is estimated in 2021 workplace injuries cost $167 BILLION or $1,080 per worker! Sadly, the vast majority of workplace injuries and deaths are preventable. One of the most effective ways to reduce workplace injuries and fatalities is to create a strong safety culture which empowers workers to improve safety in the workplace. Safety culture is defined as an organization’s shared values and beliefs that influence employee behavior including people’s attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors about safety. When there is a strong commitment to safety, it is reflected in the organization’s daily operations.

 A safe workplace not only reduces injuries, illnesses, and fatalities but also boosts employee morale; increases productivity; provides financial benefit to the company; positively impacts stock performance and shareholder value.; enhances the company’s reputation, and can help attract employees.

 During Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week, renew your commitment to safety. Encourage all workers to participate in your safety and health program, provide the training and tools to recognize good and bad safety practices, and support workers in advocating for the safety of themselves an others.

Featured Training

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

10 AM – 11 AM CDT 

Building a Safety Culture

FREE, live virtual training provided by the Grain Handling Safety Council (GHSC) and the Grain Elevator Processing Society (GEAPS).

Learn what it takes to develop and build a successful safety culture in your organization. Join Brad Bousquet, VP of Safety & Compliance with Central Valley Ag Coop as he shares his approach to safety leadership using a deck of cards.  He will show that safety is simply a matter of controlling the face cards to change the odds.  In other words, safety is stacking the deck in your favor.  Throughout his presentation, you will learn the meaning of the face cards and your role as a safety leader in controlling them.  His message is certain to make you re-think your roles as a safety leader.

Helpful Tip

Register once! Select the virtual session(s) you want to attend during registration. Use the same zoom link for all sessions including spanish language sessions.

Presenter – Brad Bousquet!

Brad Bousquet is the VP of Safety & Compliance at Central Valley Ag Coop. He has over 24 years of experience making an impact in the area of safety. Brad has developed a corporate safety culture through a system of safety leadership coaching and achieves success in safety through training, facility safety, procedures, and a strong focus on building safety commitment. Brad also serves as President for the Mid-West Ag Cooperative Safety Directors Association. He leads a committee of safety professionals from across the Midwest to organize and host an annual Safety Directors Leadership Conference to promote safety collaboration and provide safety leadership training within the industry. Brad began his career with the Nebraska State Patrol where he served on a specialized team of state troopers investigating commercial motor vehicle crashes. Through this experience he gained an understanding of how complacency and disregard for safety often results in tragedy.