Safety Training

NECAS provides safety training to emergency responders and others that manage incidents involving agricultural injuries and equipment. Training is available at the NECAS facility or on-site. Contact NECAS to schedule one of the available trainings listed below.

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Confined Space Grain Bin Entry

The Confined Space Grain Safety program is intended for workers and managers in agriculture. This includes Coop’s, farm operators, employees, and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas. It is presented by the staff at the (NECAS) National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:

  • Be able to identify hazards associated with confined space work
  • Understand the process for confined space entry and lock out/ tag out procedures.
  • Understand monitoring the air quality in a confined space
  • Understand the harness that need to be worn during an entry
  • Understand the job responsibilities of a confined space attendant
  • Know where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined space entry in the grain industry
  • Perform a grain bin entry
  • Understand the rescue procedures for someone trapped in grain
Confined Space - Manure Pit Entry

The Manure Pit Safety program is intended for workers and managers in agriculture. This includes Pumping companies, farm operators and workers and agriculture business owners. The major focus of the program is on safety in confined space work areas. It is presented by our partner staff at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:

  • Be able to identify hazards associated with confined space work
  • Understand the process for confined space entry and lock out procedures
  • Know where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined space entry in the confinement industry

This program is approximately one hour in length. Available as a webinar or on-site presentation, it can also be utilized as a component in a longer Manure Pit safety program designed around a hands-on safety program for the confinement industry and area rescue personnel. The longer hands-on program involves staff time and transport of a portable state of the art demonstration unit.

Prevention of Grain Dust Explosions

Prevention of Grain Dust Fires & Explosions is intended for fire and rescue personnel, grain industry workers and managers, as well as farmers and ranchers who harvest or store grain. It is presented by staff at the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize proper housekeeping maintenance for dust
  • Describe dust explosions and the dust deflagration process
  • Identify basic considerations used in potential dust hazard analysis
  • Describe prevention and mitigation techniques used to control combustible dust hazards

This program works well as an adjunct to the Grain Safety program.

Fall Protection in Agriculture

This presentation on Fall Prevention for Agricultural Producers is designed for workers and management personnel in production agriculture. It can be applied to the family farm, ranch population, small agriculture business or larger work force in the agricultural industry.

 At the end of this one-hour training program, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between same level falls and elevated falls
  • Describe the hierarchy of hazard controls
  • Select proper fall protection systems
  • Increase their knowledge of rescue and training techniques related to fall hazards.
Foaming Manure Pits

This presentation on Foaming Manure Pits is designed for those in the swine industry dealing with foaming manure pits.

At the end of this program participates will be able to:

  • Understand why the manure pits are foaming
  • What to do if there pit has a foaming issue
  • Lock Out Tag Out of agitation equipment
Custom Applicator Safety

This presentation on Custom Applicator safety deals with the safety of the applicator including rural roadway safety, pre-trip inspections, chemical safety and usage of the proper (PPE) Personnel Protective Equipment. This course was developed to be used with a new state of the art Custom Applicator simulator being produced for NECAS by CSE of Peoria Illinois.

At the end of this presentation, participates will be able to:

  • Conduct a pre-trip inspection of the equipment
  • Understand rural roadway issues
  • Select the proper PPE for usage when operating the equipment.
Progressive Agriculture Safety Days

Each year, many children are killed or injured on American farms. Farm safety days, such as the three coordinated at NECAS in Peosta, IA, are being held in 35 states across the U.S. to teach rural children how to prevent injuries and reduce the risk of incidents. During the safety days, children participate in activities that reinforce the importance of taking responsibility for their own safety, respecting parents' safety rules, and sharing safety tips with family and friends. Hands-on demonstrations teach lifesaving first aid techniques and reveal the hidden hazards of farm surroundings. NECAS is proud to partner with the Progressive Ag Foundation and promote their safety message to youth and rural families.

HAZWOPER

Waste site worker course that meets all the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120,OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Site Worker and Emergency Response Standard. The course consists of  classroom, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, and final exam.. Topics include exercises on PPE, Regulations, Site Characterization, Confined Space, Decon, etc.

Permit Required Confined Space Entry

The 8-hour class is broken into approximately a 4 hour classroom with 4 hours of hands on training and is designed for the workers in confined spaces.   The classroom portion covers the OSHA requirements and typical problems and mistakes made as well as corrective measures.  Best practices are also discussed.  The hands on portion of the class uses all of the typical confined space equipment and provides demonstration and discussion with your employees as the users fulfilling the roles of Supervisor, Attendant and Entrant in actual entries into safe confined spaces using the simulator.  Each student will perform entries into different confined space scenarios.  Common problems and OSHA citations are discussed during the class and demonstrations. This class is for workers and does not meet the requirements for entry rescue.

Confined Space Rescue for Business

Provide the attendee with the basic understanding of the requirements of Confined Space Rescue so that the attendee can go to the next step of becoming fully trained in Confined Space Rescue.

  • Review of why Confined Spaces can be dangerous.
  • Review of the 3 rescue techniques
    • Non-entry
    • Entry by Others
    • Entry by Trained employees from the company
  • Review the PPE – Personal Protective Equipment that may be required for Confined Space Entry.
  • Look at Response Time and importance of Response time.
  • Become familiar with some of the Rescue Equipment that may be required in a CS Rescue.
  • Review the importance of Lockout Tagout or elimination and removal of potential hazards.
  • Review key points associated with a Confined Space Rescue Plan.
24-hour Industrial Chemical Spill Class

This course provides training for industrial hazmat and spill response teams, and industrial emergency response personnel as outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q). Hands-on exercises in full protective equipment are conducted.

Respirator Fit Testing

Fit testing is available for employees

Fire Extinguisher training

All employees who may use a fire extinguisher to fight a fire are required by OSHA to receive annual training on the use of fire extinguishers. This class is required for all maintenance employees, housekeepers, dining services, and residential life employees. Fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or preventing it from spreading. However, to be effective fire extinguishers must be used properly. There is no time to read the directions during a fire emergency. In this class employees are instructed on the hazards of fighting fires, the types of fires and fire extinguishers, how to properly operate a fire extinguisher, OSHA regulations, and the procedures to follow in a fire emergency.

Construction Flagger

This National Safety Council course will train the student to be a construction flagger, meeting the federal standards (as well as Illinois standards) for controlling traffic through construction work zones.

Forklift Safety

This class teaches safe operation of a forklift, and also meets OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) standards for safe operation of lift trucks.  The National Safety Council certifies students who successfully complete the class for three years from the date of the class.

Aerial Lift Safety

Aerial Lifts are frequently used in construction and general industry.  They are great tools, but can be hazardous if used incorrectly or without the proper training.  Make sure all of your aerial lift operators are properly trained on safe vehicle operation. Meets OSHA Aerial Lift standard 1926.453 and ANSI 92.2-2001

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National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA 52068
563.557.0354
888.844.6322