12:00pm - 1:00pm
Dan Neenan, Manager, National Education Center for Agricultural Safety
This Grain Safety program is intended for workers and managers in the grain industry including grain elevators, farm operators and workers, grain haulers, and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas including entry, respiratory protection, and prevention of Grain Dust explosions.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:
- Be able to identify hazards associated with confined space work in the grain industry.
- Understand the process for confined space entry and lock out procedures.
- Be able to discuss the confined space housekeeping procedures involved in grain handling.
- Know where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined space entry in the grain industry.
- Identify the OSHA respirator standards that apply to an agricultural setting.
- Understand key components of an effective respiratory protection program.
- Access resources, templates, medical evaluations, and further trainings to effectively implement a respiratory program.
- Describe several recent dust explosions and the dust deflagration process.
- Identify the basic considerations used in a facility hazard analysis for dust.
- Describe the prevention and mitigation techniques used in control of the combustible dust hazard