There is still time to register for the National Agronomic Environmental Health and Safety School that will be held at the ASMARK Institute AgriCenter at Bloomington, Ill, Aug. 20-21.
Registration can be completed by going to the website: www.naehss.org.
Safety coordinators and those in charge of regulatory issues at agricultural retailer sites, agricultural distributorships, fertilizer plants and formulator facilities are main targets for attending the school-although there are others with responsibility for maintenance and operational oversight that can gain knowledge for handling their jobs, too.
In case you are hesitant to click the website link for this year's agenda, here are some of the highlights, other than the keynote speaker's unspecified topic: Washington, D.C., perspective; West, Texas, fertilizer explosion report; five-year RMP update; ASABE standards for agriculture; confined space safety; OSHA hot topics; handling violence in the workplace; safety equipment for extraction; bee health issues; DOT medical certification requirements; sweep auger issues and options; and third-party inspections. You can check out all the detailers of this year's agenda on the website.
The one and one-half day school has been drawing participants from coast to coast because it is one of few conferences, if there actually is another similar one, that addresses this specific ag audience and provides such a wide variety of educational sessions.
The NAEHSS overlaps with the Midwest Ag Industries Exposition (MAGIE). The school starts one day earlier than MAGIE and ends mid-day of the show's opening.