GEAPS Seaway Chapter to Host Bin Entry & Technical Rescue Training Program
August 21–24, 2012 in Sidney
The GEAPS Seaway Chapter is hosting the third annual Bin Entry & Technical Rescue training program from August 21–24, 2012 at the Trupointe Cooperative, Inc. and Cargill facilities in Sidney, OH. This year’s four-day program will focus on grain bin safety and technical rescue procedures specific to commercial grain companies. This training is also highly valuable to fire departments for on-farm rescues.
Data provided by Bill Field, Ed.D, Agricultural Safety and Health Program Professor with Purdue University, showed a 47-percent decrease in the number of reported entrapments and a 69-percent decrease in fatalities related to entrapments in 2011.
Grain entrapment is a preventable incident, and the problem can be addressed through the use of appropriately designed storage facilities, proper use of personal protective equipment, implementation of safe work practices and having effective emergency response capabilities in place.
Additional Information and Registration Information
- First-time attendees can click here for an agenda and registration form.
- For those who are just looking for a refresher class, click here for additional information and registration.
Registration information should be mailed to Steve Queen (address below), and checks should be made payable to GEAPS – Seaway Chapter.
Trupointe Cooperative, Inc.
1519 Everson Rd.
Woodburn, IN 46797
For questions, please call Steve Queen at 260-632-4284.
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