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Registration Open For GEAPS/K-State Preventing Grain Dust Explosions Course

Date Posted: October 9, 2013

GEAPS and Kansas State University are offering a new course, GEAPS 544: Preventing Grain Dust Explosions, that looks at the disastrous consequences of explosions, their causes and preventive strategies.

Registration is now open.

Course lectures explore how grain becomes combustible, major explosion risks, why handling produces dust and reducing dust productions, assessing the effectiveness of control measures and the importance of effective hazard monitoring and good housekeeping.

The course also gives advice on how companies should respond if an explosion occurs.

GEAPS 544 was created to bring attention to why explosions happen.

"This course provides … awareness of what the hazard is and what steps can be taken to avoid dust explosions," says Douglas Forst, president of CMC Industrial Electronics and one of the course lecturers.

"Every employee is entitled to a safe workplace."

GEAPS 510: Facilities Planning and Design I and GEAPS 580: Hiring and Retaining Good Employees are also offered this fall.

Courses run Nov. 4-Dec. 6. Registration closes Oct. 29.

For more information about the courses or the GEAPS/K-State Distance Education Program, visit the GEAPS website for contact Rose Miller or Chuck House at GEAPS:;; (952) 928-4640.

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