BeGrainSafe is a program designed to help save lives.

Learn about the hazards of grain through prevention education, rescue training and on-site workplace training, and be grain safe.

This year, CASA is hosting BeGrainSafe Week, raising awareness about the dangers of moving grain and on the BeGrainSafe Program. On this page, you’ll find social media posts, public services announcements, grain safety resources and more!

Media, communication professionals, and organizations looking for grain safety content need look no further than the BeGrainSafe Week page. Publish and print any information or stories found on this page to help all Canadians BeGrainSafe. For more information, please contact Robin Anderson, CASA Communications at randerson@casa-acsa.ca

Press Release

Feature Articles

CASA Resources

Check out these resources developed by CASA! Download, share, and don’t forget to use the hashtags #BeGrainSafe and #FarmSafetyEveryday on social media!

Grain Bin Assessment Chart

Preventing grain entrapment and engulfment includes assessing grain and grain bin conditions. In this video, walk through the Grain Bin Assessment Chart – a basic tool to help keep you safe if your grain is out of condition.

Power Take Off (PTO) Toolbox Talk

In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to use the Power Take Off (PTO) Toolbox Talk. Power Take Off, or PTO units are the shaft that connects to the power unit that powers implements such as balers or mowers.

Fusarium and Mycotoxins

Fusarium, DON, vomitoxin, scab. Find our more information and how to stay safe in this fact sheet.

Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks are brief, informal talks or meetings about specific topics. These toolbox talks are all about grain safety and associated hazards. Print, share, and BeGrainSafe!

Grain bin safety

Confined spaces on the farm

Managing grain dust

Fall protection

Operating portable augers

Preparing grain bins for harvest

Online Training: Introduction to Grain Handling and Storage Hazards

This training program is intended to familiarize individuals with the conditions and equipment used in grain handling and storage, which may contribute to grain entrapment situations or result in injury to individuals working in an on-farm grain handling and storage facility.

Pre-requisite to Emergency Response Planning on the Farm course.

Online Course

2 Hours

Free to the public

Continual evaluation throughout course
Upon completion of this course, a Introduction to Grain Handling and Storage Hazards Certificate of Completion will be available for download and printing.

Course Topics

  • Industry overview
    • Frequency of incidents
    • Industry changes
  • Grain handling hazards
    • The material
    • The people
    • The environment
    • The components
  • Hazard control strategies

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