GEAPS/KSU online courses to be held in JulyGEAPS/KSU online courses to be held in July
Topics include introduction to basic grain handling operations with focus on safety and preventing problems.
June 21, 2016
Registration is now open for two online Distance Education Program courses from the Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) that will be held in July.
The first course, “GEAPS 500: Introduction to Grain Handling Operations,” will serve as an introduction to the key purposes, equipment and processes of grain-handling facilities, with an emphasis on safety. It will provide basic but comprehensive information about operations and handling procedures at grain facilities and will serve as an introduction for new hires, students and others in need of beginner-level training. Stressing safety, it will focus on how grain moves through a facility and covers: main elevator types; components and equipment; grain receiving procedures; sampling, testing and grading; binning; housekeeping and maintenance; fumigation; outbound procedures, and other fundamental grain facility functions.
The second course, “GEAPS 545: Grain Entrapment: Causes, Prevention & Rescue,” will help participants learn to identify problem areas, perform preventative maintenance and use equipment and systems to prevent entrapment. Topics will include: common causes of entrapment accidents, with attention devoted to how out-of-condition grain often plays a role; bin entry standards and regulations; reclaim systems; training requirements; permits and accountability; safety requirements, including air monitors and cofferdams; best management practices, and safety features in new grain facilities.
Both courses will count towards credentials through the GEAPS/KSU Credentialing Program.
Courses are $670 for GEAPS members and $850 for non-members. To learn more, visit the program website for more information.
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