The Agricultural Safety & Rescue Division will not present classes on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

9:00 am

MIOSHA CET and Agriculture Safety (Basic) Valerie Chunko, MIOSHA Senior Occupational Safety Consultant.

This presentation will include a discussion of MIOSHA’s Safety and Health standards for Agricultural operations, as well as additional MIOSHA standards relevant to Agriculture and how they apply in the workplace.  It will also include a review of Michigan agriculture related accidents and fatalities.  MIOSHA will explain its’ Agriculture outreach and available CET resources.  MIOSHA will also describe MIOSHA CET directed outreach to young workers who live and work on farms identifying potentially dangerous farm-related hazards.

10:15 am

Equipment Operation While Using or Transporting Hazardous Materials (Intermediate) Craig Anderson, Manager, Agricultural Labor and Safety Services, Michigan Farm Bureau.

Agriculture and related operations use and transport a wide range of potentially hazardous materials.  This training will review interaction between MIOSHA standards, the EPA Worker Protection Standard, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act, and MDEQ reporting provisions with a focus on equipment operation, personal protective equipment and emergency planning.

11:30 am

Ag Safety: An Ag Student’s Perception (Basic) Brianna Mollitor, Student, Hamilton Michigan High School Student and FFA member.

Our speaker is a high school student, and an active member of FFA.  She will share her perspective on Agriculture Safety.

1:45 pm

New Environmental and Emergency Planning Rules (Intermediate) Kent Anderson (retired).

This session will include discussion on new environmental rules and emergency planning rules that have come out of Washington, DC, related to chemical safety and Ag facilities.

3:15 pm pdf (Handout) (438 KB)

Protecting Agricultural Workers Needn’t Break the Bank (Intermediate) Phil LaDuke, ERM.

Too often the agriculture workers take unnecessary risks with worker safety simply because they believe it will be too costly to invest in safety.  This session will offer practical tips on how to increase safety without spending a fortune.

Agricultural Safety & Rescue Division Roster

Co-Chair:  Rich Mahaney, PEM, Mahaney Loss Control Services                                                   

Committee:

Craig Anderson, Michigan Farm Bureau

Wayne Bauer, ESRT

Mary Carper, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc.

Debra Chester, Michigan State University

Stan Moore, MSU Extension Dairy Educator

Patrick Nellenbach, Star of the Milling West

Future Conference Dates

April 16-17, 2019, Grand Rapids, MI

April 7-8, 2020, Grand Rapids, MI

April 13-14, 2021, Lansing, MI 

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI

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