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K-State to Offer Combustible Dust Workshops ... March 13 ... Kansas City, MO

Date Posted: February 17, 2014

Manhattan, KS—Kansas State University is offering a train-the-trainer workshop for their Combustible Dust workshops.

The train-the-trainer workshop equips safety directors, managers and supervisors to conduct grain dust explosion training in their own facility using the methods and materials developed by Kansas State University.

The train-the-trainer workshop will be offered on March 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Metropolitan Community College, Business and Technology Campus in Kansas City, Mo.

"Because the danger of a catastrophe never abates, every grain handling facility must continue to increase their understanding of and ability to stop any grain dust incident through advanced mitigation techniques," said Kingsly Ambrose, assistant professor, K-State Grain Sciences and Industry.

K-State will hold an advanced combustible grain dust prevention workshop teaching mitigation methods following the train-the-trainer workshop, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

"We want to empower grain handling personnel how to effectively present the information to employees for a higher retention of explosion understanding." Ambrose said.

Space is limited for both workshops.

Register now at www.grains.k-state.edu/igp.

More information is also available by contacting Ambrose at graindust@ksu.edu or 785-532-4091785-532-4091.

This initiative is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

For more information, call 785-532-4091.

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