The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) in the US is set to work with the country's Department of Labor in an effort to call attention to safety concerns for members of the grain and feed industries.
An employee of Prinz Grain and Feed was killed in May this year when he entered a grain bin to clear corn from the sides of an enclosed container, and was engulfed by grain as walls of corn collapsed upon him.
Biosecurity and energy management in feed mills is one area of focus in the educational seminars planned for during the International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) show in the US at the end of this month.
US feed ingredient supplier, International Nutrition, disputes OSHA’s findings that its decision to overload storage bins on the roof level of its Omaha facility led directly to the death of two workers in January.
Idaho based Anderson Farms has settled with the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) over five safety violations at its feed operations leading to the death of an employee in February.
Milk Specialties Global has agreed to pay fines totaling $535,000 after safety violations were found at its Whitehall, Wisconsin facility, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has said.