VIDEO: Safety is first and ALWAYS

Posted on April 14, 2020 in Forage Foundations
Safety is a value at Vita Plus, and we remind all our customers, staff, and industry partners to be safe during forage harvest and throughout the year.  In this video, Stephanie Jens, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, joins Michelle Chang-Der Bedrosian, Vita Plus, to offer a few safety tips to follow when working around forage bunkers and piles.

  1. Be visible:  Wear reflective, high-visibility clothing.
  2. Communicate:  Especially during harvest, be aware of where crews are working and what equipment is in operation.  Notify the rest of the crew when you enter a work area.
  3. Use extreme caution at the interface between two crops:  Click here to learn more about this dangerous situation.
  4. Do not approach the face of tall (greater than 10 feet) bunkers or piles:  Ideally, the distance between you and the pile should be at least three times the height of the face to limit your chances of being caught in a forage avalanche.

Category: Forage Foundations
Forage harvesting
Forage storage and management