Talk safety with us at the Farm Science Review

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer With nearly 78,000 farms producing $9.3 billion in revenue, Ohio is one of the top five states in the U.S. for agriculture. This robust industry remains a critical component of Ohio’s economy and one of the state’s major industries for employment. It’s also high-hazard work with great potential … Continue reading Talk safety with us at the Farm Science Review

‘Walking down grain’ is a deadly operation (Don’t do it)

Two workplace deaths in July heighten awareness for grain bin safety By Bruce Loughner CSP, BWC Technical Safety Advisor This is my second blog post on deadly grain bin accidents this year, and I hope it’s the last. But as a safety professional for the state of Ohio, I feel obligated to spread the word … Continue reading ‘Walking down grain’ is a deadly operation (Don’t do it)

Learn, plan, and act to prevent grain bin tragedies

By Bruce Loughner CSP, BWC Technical Safety Advisor I recall hearing about a grain bin accident that occurred years ago, but it has stuck with me ever since. Three young boys entered a grain bin with the task of breaking up the corn inside to keep it flowing. In the end, only one boy came … Continue reading Learn, plan, and act to prevent grain bin tragedies

Protecting Ohioans on National Ag Day and every day

By Erik Harden, BWC Public Information Officer Today is the first day of spring! And, fittingly, it’s also National Ag Day in the U.S. The Agriculture Council of America started National Ag Day 45 years ago to recognize and celebrate the contribution of agriculture in our everyday lives. National Ag Day also encourages all of … Continue reading Protecting Ohioans on National Ag Day and every day