NFSHW23: Saving Lives in Grain: Research and Strategies for Grain Entrapment Prevention and Response
Recorded On: 09/21/2023
Summary: In this informative presentation, we will explore the world of grain safety, shedding light on various types of incidents and the alarming statistics surrounding them. We will delve into the immense pressure exerted by grain, a contributing factor to the severity of injuries and tragic fatalities. Moreover, we will examine the distinction between youth and adult entrapments, analyzing potential risk factors and implications for prevention strategies. Throughout the session, we will uncover effective strategies designed to eliminate the need for entering grain bins, reducing the likelihood of entrapments. Finally, we will discuss methods for removing grain in case of an out-of-condition grain scenario, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of how to mitigate these life-threatening situations. Join us as we unravel the complexities of grain entrapments and empower our audience with valuable knowledge and practical solutions.
Intended Audience: Extension, FFA, and any other individuals who interact with farmers with grain bins.
Objectives: At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to…
- Understand the different types of grain entrapments and their prevalence, as well as the statistical data associated with these incidents.
- Recognize the significant pressure exerted by grain and its implications for injuries and fatalities, highlighting the need for caution and preventive measures.
- Differentiate between youth and adult entrapments, identifying unique risk factors and tailoring strategies accordingly to enhance safety for both age groups.
- Explore effective strategies to minimize the necessity of entering grain bins, focusing on proactive measures to prevent entrapments and related accidents.
Salah Issa, PhD
Dr. Issa, an assistant professor at UIUC specializing in agricultural safety, is deeply committed to preventing injuries in the field. His research centers around the development of predictive algorithms and the evaluation of cutting-edge technologies that effectively reduce or eliminate hazards. With a keen awareness of the persistently high injury rates in the agricultural sector, Dr. Issa is dedicated to pioneering new training techniques and prevention strategies. In particular, his research investigates innovative solutions to address out-of-condition challenges prevalent in the grain handling and storage industry, with the ultimate goal of mitigating grain entrapments. Through his extension program, Dr. Issa actively monitors agricultural injury trends in Illinois and actively promotes a culture of safety among farmers and workers in the state, fostering a more secure and sustainable agricultural community.
- Ph.D. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2016
- M.S.E. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University, 2012
- B.S. in Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, 2006