A Safety Philosophy
If we can't do something safely, we have no business doing it until we determine how it can be done safely.
Harvest Safety Reminder
Dear Valued Customer,
Several years ago, there was a fatal accident near the dump pit at a country elevator in Illinois. A straight truck pulling a gravity wagon
finished dumping and pulled away before the elevator employee could get clear of the vehicle. The driver forgot about the wagon he
was pulling, which struck and killed the employee.
Tragic accidents happen if proper safety precautions are not observed. Over the years, various injuries including sprained wrists, shoulder
problems, broken noses, and loss of teeth have happened to grain elevator employees during the harvest season.
Follow the five simple rules listed below and the likelihood of fatality or injury is drastically diminished.
Dump Pit Safety Rules
Follow these simple steps and procedures so everyone can have a safe and productive harvest:
1. Shift your vehicle into neutral and set the parking brake.
2. Do not begin hoisting dump bed vehicles until instructed to do so.
3. If you have any problems with the mechanism that allows
grain to flow out of your vehicle, inform the dump pit operator
of the best method to operate this problem equipment.
4. DO NOT use cell phones in the dump pit.
5. DO NOT PROCEED BACK TO THE SCALE UNTIL THE DUMP
OPERATOR SIGNALS TO YOU THAT IT IS OK TO MOVE!
Safety reminders provided by Top Ag Cooperative, Inc. and the Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
Make Safety a Part of Everything You Do.