Grain storage bin entry is very dangerous and exposes workers to serious suffocation hazards - a leading cause of fatalities in this industry. Suffocation can occur when workers are engulfed (buried or covered) by grain or when bins develop hazardous atmospheres or a lack of oxygen.
Available documents and information:
- OSHA Standard for Grain Facilities: 29 CFR 1910.272
- OSHA Webpage: Grain Handling Operations
- OSHA Factsheet: Factsheet Bin Entry