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ASABE Publishes Grain Bin Access Standard

Wednesday, September 05, 2018
ASABE Publishes Grain Bin Access Standard

ST JOSEPH, MICHIGAN—The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) has completed the development of a standard that provides design recommendations for new, steel grain-storage bins.

With recommendations for bin access, anchor attachment points, and safety decals, ANSI/ASABE S624, Grain Bin Access Design Safety, is intended to provide enhanced protection for those who must enter grain bins, helping them to accomplish their task with higher awareness and understanding of the hazards surrounding them and of the provisions to be taken.

The developing committee comprised members of ASABE’s Structural Engineering technical committee and of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), including academic researchers, safety experts, and end users.

ASABE members with standards access and those with site-license privileges can access the full-text via electronic download on the ASABE online Technical Library at Others can obtain a copy for a fee, directly from the library or by contacting ASABE headquarters at

ASABE is recognized worldwide as a standards developing organization for food, agricultural, and biological systems, with more than 260 standards currently in publication. Conformance to ASABE standards is voluntary, except where required by state, provincial, or other governmental requirements, and the documents are developed by consensus in accordance with procedures approved by the American National Standards Institute. For information on this or any other ASABE standard, contact Scott Cedarquist at 269-932-7031, A current listing of all ASABE standards projects can be found on the ASABE web site at

ASABE is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of engineering applicable to agricultural, food, and biological systems. Further information on the Society can be obtained by contacting ASABE at (269) 429-0300, emailing or visiting