Tragedy is just seconds away when inside grain bins and other grain storage facilities. That’s how long it takes to become fatally engulfed.

Join presenter Marsha Salzwedel at 3 p.m. (CT), Feb. 22, for an AgriSafe Network webinar exploring grain safety strategies. The webinar will incorporate a new video by the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC), “Seconds to Tragedy: Grain Safety for Young Workers,” in which survivors of a fatal incident relate, in heartbreaking detail, what happens when safety is ignored.

“We will explain how the video, along with a discussion sheet, can be used as a training tool, both for high school agricultural teachers and for community training,” said Salzwedel, a youth agricultural safety specialist with the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety. “These video materials complement the coalition’s Stand TALL curriculum, which can be used to expand on the concepts and safety strategies introduced in the video.”

The newly expanded Stand TALL (Talk, Ask, Learn, Live) curriculum consists of three modules, including two new modules introduced in this webinar. The curriculum can be used to educate and empower young workers with safety strategies for working in agricultural settings. The video and three modules can be used as stand-alone training components or combined for a comprehensive safety program, said Salzwedel, who led development of the GHSC curriculum and also participated in development of the video as a writer and assistant director.

The webinar is free, but attendees must register.

The Grain Handling Safety Coalition is a volunteer group comprised of individuals, organizations, and agencies with connections to the grain and agricultural industries. They are dedicated to preventing accidents, injuries and fatalities in grain handling operations on the farm and at the elevator. The National Children’s Center, part of Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation, Marshfield, Wis., is a member organization of the GHSC.