The following information is provided by Nationwide, the #1 farm and ranch insurer in the U.S.1
During the busy harvest season, farms and grain-handling facilities are some of the most dangerous places to work. Slips and falls from ladders, entanglements from augers and PTOs, crushing injuries from grain truck and railroad traffic, grain bin entrapment and engulfment from grain bin entry, and fires and explosions from grain dust accumulation, are just some of the hazards.
11, CHS celebrates 811 Day and encourages you to call 811 before doing any kind
of digging. The process is simple: call 811 three days before digging, wait for
underground utilities to be marked for free and avoid breaking ground about two
feet from the marked utilities.
The CHS ag retailer based out of Mahnomen, Minnesota, has announced a $3,400 grant to the Waubun Fire Department Relief Association. This money will be used to purchase grain rescue tubes for the local volunteer fire department.
“Safety is one
of our top priorities at CHS,” said James Hardy, general manager. “We are
always looking for ways to keep our employees, farmers and communities safe. We
know the Waubun Fire Department shares that same commitment as our first
responders put in many hours of training. We are proud to help in their efforts
to have the right equipment in place for when emergencies happen.”
This donation was made possible through the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program, a competitive grant program that matches funds for projects in rural communities based on three core focus areas: safety, ag leadership development, and broad community engagement.