Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (second from left) displays his Grain Safety Stand-Up Proclamation with representatives from OSHA, the National Safety Council, and the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association.

image 3 - Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts (second from left) displays his Grain Safety Stand-Up Proclamation with representatives from OSHA, the National Safety Council, and the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association.

Governors Laura Kelly of Kansas, John Bel Edwards of Louisiana, Michael L. Parson of Missouri, and Pete Ricketts of Nebraska signed proclamations recognizing March 25-29 as Stand-Up for Grain Safety Week. The purpose of the event is to increase awareness of grain industry hazards, including bin entry, machine guarding, falls, heat, combustible dust, and struck-by. The governors recognized the efforts of participating organizations to ensure worker safety with proper training, supervision, and equipment.

More information is on the Stand-Up for Grain Safety website.