Grain safety workshop will help beginning workers

February 27, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University will host a grain safety workshop March 5 for young and beginning workers in the agriculture industry.

"Against the Grain: Safe Grain Storage and Handling for Beginning Workers" will be 1-5 p.m. at the ADM Agricultural Innovation Center, 698 Ahlers Drive, West Lafayette.

Bill Field, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and his research team will lead the workshop.

The four-hour workshop will address basic hazards, safe work practices, recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and emergency response strategies. Each participant will receive a training certificate, a hard hat and a meal.

"Workers in the grain industry are exposed to serious hazards including the potential for entrapments, engulfments, asphyxiations, entanglements, falls and electrocution," Field said. "OSHA has focused on this industry because of the high number of annually documented deaths and injuries."

There is no fee to participate, but attendees must register by calling Field at 765-494-1191 or by emailing Charlene Cheng at           

Writer: Carlee Glassburn, 765-496-2384, 

Source: Bill Field, 765-494-1191,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
Agriculture News Page

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