Safe Grain Storage and Handling for Young and Beginning Workers


This a four-part lecture series that aims to cover the characteristics of youth workers that can contribute to workplace injuries as well as the nature of youth injuries in the grain industry by reviewing recent applicable data. This lecture series will discuss the relevant regulations including training, right to say no, rights to file a complaint as they apply to the grain industry. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, and appropriate dress including dressing for safety will also be covered. In addition, we are going to focus on special high risk tasks what are the things they need to aware of, entrapment, engulfment, entanglement, falls, electrocution.

Each lecture is designed as a 45 min class to be taught in schools, 4-H or other venues for youth. If interested in having one of these classes taught in a facility near you please fill out the host a class form.


Youth climbing down ladder

This class was produced under grant number SH24885SH3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.


Class PowerPoint presentations:

Unit 1 Orientation
Unit 2 Confined Space
Unit 3 Summary of grain-related incidents involving youth
Unit 4 Working Safely Around Grain
Unit 5 Emergency response stategies