Combustible dust workshops scheduled

7/6/2013

MANHATTAN — In order to increase safety awareness at grain

MANHATTAN — In order to increase safety awareness at grain

elevators, feed mills and other grain processing facilities, Kansas

State University's Department of Grain Science and Industry is offering

workshops in English and Spanish to address combustible dust hazards.

Project leader Kingsly Ambrose, assistant professor in Grain Science

and Industry, said the interactive workshops will create awareness

regarding grain dust explosion hazards among workers and supervisors.

The workshops, handouts and lecture materials are free.

Workshops will be held at the following Kansas locations in conjunction with the Kansas Grain and Feed Association:

* Aug. 13 in Garden City at the Southwest Research-Extension Office.

The course in English will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon and the

Spanish course will be offered from 1-5 p.m.

* Aug. 14 in Colby at the Colby Convention Center from 8 a.m. to noon.

* Aug. 16 in Wichita at the Sedgwick County Extension Office from 1 to 5 p.m.

* Aug. 19 in Salina at the Salina Courtyard Marriott from 1 to 5 p.m.

* Aug. 20 in Seneca at the Nemaha County Community Building from 1 to 5 p.m.

"It is important to educate supervisors and managers on training

their employees using best practices to curtail the risk of dust

explosions," said Dirk Maier, head of the Department of Grain Science

and Industry at K-State. "This workshop will communicate practical risk

information on dust hazards to mitigate fatalities and loss in grain

handling and processing facilities."

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