Human Organizational Performance – Behavior Safety
This session will focus on how and why employees make mistakes or errors and how they were dealt with either from an organizational or individual perspective.
Fumigation Practices and Safety Techniques
Fumigations take place at grain facilities on a regular basis. The presentation will include an overview of the fumigation process with emphasis on the safe application of fumigants, monitoring for efficacy, bystander safety, and the receiving of materials fumigated in transit.
Grain Grading Operations Best Practices
The effectiveness of the U.S. grain inspection system depends largely on the ability to sample, inspect, grade, and certify the various grains for which standards have been established under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended. This session is designed to discuss best practices in working with producers, grain handlers, officially designated agencies and the Federal Grain Inspection Service during the sampling, inspection and grading process.
Kia Mikesh, Vice President, NDGI | Official Grain Inspection, Fargo, ND • Bio
Managing a Safety and Health Incident
This session will address effective techniques to identify, prevent, respond to, record, and analyze exposure to health and safety risks in the workplace.
How to Perform a Safety and Health Incident Investigation and Analyze Hazards
This session will provide recommendations on how to use the safety and health incident investigation to determine the root cause and establish corrective actions. This includes identifying appropriate safety measures to be used to mitigate the identified hazards.
Airflow: Lessons Learned in Practical Applications of Air Facilities
FDA Inspection Plans for 2022
Hiring, Training, and Retaining Employees – Entry Level Driver Training, Drug Testing, Safety
The panel discussion will focus on employee training and development efforts as a tool in employee retention efforts; and will address critical issues that are an important part of many grain handling facilities’ business strategies moving forward.
A Real Hot Topic: Preparing For and Surviving Inspections Under OSHA’s New Heat Illness National Emphasis Program
OSHA recently announced the launch of a new enforcement imitative as part of its National Emphasis Program (“NEP”) for Outdoor and Indoor Heat-Related Hazards. To meet the inspection goals set by the Heat Illness NEP, OSHA’s Area Offices will be conducting surprise programmed inspections of agriculture/grain handling employers as well as traditional inspections of fatalities, hospitalizations, and certain complaints. This session will focus on what employers can expect during Heat Illness NEP inspections and how to prepare for them to hopefully achieve a better outcome.