Grain Handling Safety Training Available
The University of Illinois, the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC), and the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) are partnering to bring Grain Safety Training Courses to midwestern communities. Trainings will be conducted at no expense to the participants or the host.
Learn life-saving practices when you host free grain handling safety training in your community.
Organizations interested in hosting an event are encouraged to partner with public and private groups in their community. Groups might include Nebraska extension, elevators, co-ops, emergency response teams, hospitals, banks, and agribusinesses. Full day, half day, and shorter sessions are available and may be scheduled as part of a larger event in your community. Generally, a minimum attendance of 20 is required.
This free training is supported by a grant and must be held by Sept. 30, 2016.
For more information contact:
- Alex Ivanova, grain safety training and program promotion coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-866-3267; or
- Ellen Duysen, CS-CASH Coordinator, at email@example.com.
The Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC) is a team from industry-related associations and agencies, and individuals with a shared dedication to preventing accidents, injuries and fatalities in grain handling operations on the farm and at the elevator. GHSC has developed educational videos and animations on grain bin safety and has posted them to YouTube.com.
The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), housed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, serves a seven-state region consisting of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri. Each of the regional centers has unique projects. CS-CASH focuses primarily on respiratory disease research, injury surveillance, hearing protection, and the educational needs of farmers, their family members, and farm workers.
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