NGFA is hosting its fifth annual Harvest Safety Week on Aug. 21-25.

Harvest is a busy time for the grain, feed, and processing industry, with increased traffic at grain facilities, additional workers, demanding hours, and other unpredictable challenges.

Each year at the end of August, NGFA hosts Harvest Safety Week.

During this week, NGFA delivers harvest-related safety information to grain handlers and encourages the sharing of safety resources available on ngfa.org/safety throughout the agricultural community.

This year, NGFA will focus the entirety of Harvest Safety Week on “Safety as Value in the Workplace” and the importance of building “safety first” environments at grain handling facilities.

NGFA member companies across the country employ safety programs that rely on leadership, employee empowerment and innovative resources to send workers home safely each day.

This year, several new videos featuring NGFA member company CEOs, safety directors and facility managers will cover their approaches to cultivating safety-minded workplaces.

They also discuss the increased hazards during harvest time and their methods for maintaining effective safety programs during the harvest season.

These videos are supported by funding from the National Grain and Feed Foundation.

The Foundation is funded entirely by charitable contributions and supports many of NGFA’s safety resources.

Throughout Harvest Safety Week 2023, anyone can receive email reminders and new resources available from NGFA.

Go to ngfa.org/safety for more information