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K-State Combustible Grain Dust Prevention Workshop For Advanced Mitigation Methods ... July 31 ... Kansas City, MO

Date Posted: July 31, 2014

Manhattan, KS—Kansas State University will offer a combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching advanced mitigation methods on July 31, 2014 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in Kansas City, Mo. following the Safety Conference co-sponsored by NGFA and Grain Journal.

The workshop is free of charge and will be held at the Westin Kansas City (MO) Crown Center.

The three hour training will focus on housekeeping practices, proper grain unloading and grain handling, and controls, with a demonstration of sensors and other engineering controls.

In this advanced training program the emphasis will be on controlling dust in the grain receiving area, spouting design, bucket elevator safety, sensors for bucket elevators and other material handling equipment.

In addition, the course will cover venting, explosion suppression and isolation.

“The past two years, we have focused on increasing awareness of basic grain dust explosion understanding and mitigation techniques. Now we will go beyond this to research-based mitigation methods,” says Kingsly Ambrose, project leader and K-State assistant professor in grain science and industry.

As a result of the workshop, participants will be able to identify active steps to mitigate immediate threats, improve their knowledge on dust mitigation methods and have a better understanding of equipment used throughout a grain handling facility.

This initiative is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Online registration for the workshops is available at www.grains.k-state.edu/igp/.

More information is also available by contacting Ambrose at graindust@k-state.edu or 785-532-4091.

Disclaimer: This material was produced under the grant number SH24936SH3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor.

It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U. S. Government.

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