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Registration Open For Asmark Agricenter Grain Handling Safety Courses

Date Posted: February 19, 2013

The much anticipated Grain Handling Safety Courses to be offered at the Agricenter in Bloomington, Illinois are set and registration is open.

This is an exciting time for the industry!

We have the opportunity to provide quality hands-on grain handling safety training in a high caliber facility.

Two courses are being offered.

They are a one-day “Welcome to the Grain Industry” course followed by a two-day “Safe Grain Handling Operations” course.

The “Welcome to the Grain Industry” course is a basic one-day course geared to the needs of employees new or newer to the grain industry and will cover OSHA’s Grain Handling Standard along with demonstrations and scenarios designed to reinforce the message of safety.

For additional information click here.

Dates are as follows:

• February 26

• March 26

• April 16 and 23

• May 14 and 28

• June 11 and 18

The “Safe Grain Handling Operations” course will be presented over a two-day period and immerses the participant in an environment that is as close to real as possible.

This is an intermediate course designed for experienced grain handling personnel and uses a variety of demonstrations, equipment and scenarios to exercise the participant’s existing knowledge to reflect on the safety issues they have encountered.

Thought-provoking, this course engages the participant to apply their knowledge and skills to find safe, acceptable and workable solutions. For additional information click here.

Dates are as follows:

• February 27 & 28

• March 27 & 28

• April 17 & 18 and 24 & 25

• May 15 & 16 and 29 & 30

• June 12 & 13 and 19 & 20

The link to the information and registration pages is: https://www.asmark.org/Compass/

Go to Signature Training on the upper right side of the page and select Grain Handling Courses

Courses have been scheduled through June.

To see the schedule of courses click on the “Register” button.

To select a date and register, click on the course date you want and follow the prompts.

Classes for the last half of the year will be announced shortly.

The courses are open to anyone – you need not be a member of the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois or a client of the Asmark Institute.

If you are coming from out-of-state, hotel information will be sent to you upon completion of your registration.

The registration page is designed to accommodate three ways:

1. Asmark Institute clients can put in their account number and they will be billed

2. Grain and Feed Association of Illinois members can register using the invitation code 2798 and pay with a credit card

3. Non-members or any person from the public can also register and pay with their credit card.

Asmark Institute has been using this system for a few years but please don’t hesitate to us know if you have questions or issues.

The courses are limited to 20 people so don’t delay in registering!

This one-of-a-kind facility will provide an excellent training opportunity for the industry and we anticipate classes quickly filling.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Jeffrey D. Adkisson, CAE

Executive Vice President

Grain & Feed Association of Illinois, 3521 Hollis Drive, Springfield,

IL 62711-9440

Phone: 217.787.2417

FAX: 217.787.8671

E-mail: jeffa@gfai.org

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