Recommended Course Length:  120 minutes

  • Farm owners, operators, supervisors, employees

  • Commercial elevator managers, supervisors, employees

  • Rescue personnel and health professionals

  • Farm Bureau managers/staff, Extension educators, and agribusiness leaders and employees

  • Temporary and migrant workers

  • Youth employees

  • Anyone working on or around an agricultural setting

  • Community safety day audiences

  • This module is especially beneficial for new employees to commercial and farm establishments as an orientation.

  • This is a good course for annual “refresher” training and can easily be broken down for general Safety meetings.

Course Description:

Introduces the participant to the 6 main hazards of grain handling including engulfment, entanglement, electrical, falls, dust explosions, stuck by objects, as well as common health risks; universal “Best Practices” for associated with the hazards and appropriate ways to complete job tasks using Best Practices; Lock Out/Tag Out; Personal Protective Equipment; risk management principles; and community planning. Course is intended to provide awareness and recognition of the variety of hazards found throughout all the aspects of the industry.

General Goals: 

  1. Participants will be able to identify the 6 main hazard categories of grain handling operations and major health risks associated with handling grain.
  2. Participants will be able to suggest a universally recognized “Best Practice” strategy(ies) for the main hazards and health risks.
  3. Participants will be able to understand the general costs associated with accidents and the initial steps to take to manage costs using risk management principles such as the Safety Hierarchy.
  4. Participants will be able to understand the benefits of Community Planning for Emergencies and initiate conversation in their local communities for pre-planning.
Participant Power Point Presentation