Instructional Resources

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Grain Storage Rescue Training

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Instructor Guide

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Train the Trainor

Introduction Pre-Testing--Training Overview

Unit 1 Confined Spaces in Agriculture

Unit 2 Summary of Emergencies at Grain Storage and Handling Facilities

Unit 3 Preplanning, Training, Rescue Equipment for Emergencies

Unit 4 Emergency Response Strategies for Incidents at Grain Storage/ Handling Facilities

Unit 5 Introduction to Demonstrations and Hands-on Training Activities

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Attachment 1: OSHA Grain Handling Standard (29CRF1910.272)

Attachment 2: OSHA Confined Space Entry Standard (29CFR1910.146)

Attachment 3 Summary of 2014 Agricultural Confined Space-Related Incidents

Attachment 4: Summary of Prior Grain Entrapment Rescue Strategies

Attachment 5: List of Agricultural Confined Spaces

Attachment 6: Minimum Core Competencies

Attachment 7: Letter of Interpretation Regarding Status of Volunteer First Responders

Attachment 8: OSHA Fact Sheet--Protecting Workers from the Effects of Heat

Attachment 9: Participant Waiver Form

Attachment 10: Training Agenda Template

Attachment 11: Pre-Test

Attachment 12: Post-Test

Attachment 13: Pre and Post Test Key

Attachment 14: Blank Certificate of Completion

Attachment 15: Participation Evaluation Tool

Attachment 16: List of Supplemental Resources

Attachment 17: Suffocation Hazards in Flowing Grain

Attachment 18: OSHA Grain Safety Hazard Alert--Grain Handling

Attachment 19: List of Contact Information for Commercially Available Grain Rescue Tubes

Attachment 20: How to File a Complaint with OSHA

Attachment 21: OSHA Interpretations Regarding Exempt Agricultural Operations

Attachment 22: Youth OSHA Youth in Agriculture Fact Sheet

Attachment 23: Molds

Attachment 23b: OSHA Fact Sheet--Hazard Alert Combustible Dust Explosions

Photo Credits for Units

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Safe Grain Storage and Handling for Young and Beginning Workers

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Cover Page

Instructors Guide

Attachments Index

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Attachment 1 Summary of 2014 Agricultural Confined Space-Related Incidents

Attachment 2 Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order

Attachment 3 Pre-Test

Attachment 4 Post-Test

Attachment 5 Pre- and Post-test Key

Attachment 6 Blank Certificate of Completion

Attachment 7 Evaluation Form

Attachment 8 List of Supplemental Resources

Attachment 9 Suffocation Hazards in Flowing Grain

Attachment 10 OSHA Grain Safety Hazard Alert

Attachment 11 OSHA Youth in Agriculture Fact Sheet

Attachment 12 How to File a Complaint with OSHA

Attachment 13 List of Agricultural Confined Spaces

Attachment 14 OSHA Confined Space Entry Standard

Attachment 15 OSHA Combustible Dust Explosions Hazard

Attachment 16 Grain Dust and Mold During Harvest

Attachment 17 OSHA Grain Handling Standard

Attachment 17A OSHA Grain Handling Standard Appendix A

Attachment 18 OSHA Protecting Workers from Heat

Attachment 19 OSHA Interpertations Regarding Exemption

Attachment 20 OSHA Interpertations Regarding Sweep Augers

Attachment 21 Documentation of Worker Training

Attachment 22 Example Worker Qualification Form for Grain Storage Structures

Attachment 23 Example Worker Qualification Form for Operating Augers

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Unit 1 Orientation

Unit 2 Confined Space

Unit 3 Summary of grain-related incidents involving youth

Unit 4 Working Safely Around Grain

Unit 5 Emergency response stategies

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Grain Bin Safety [Long Version]

Grain Bin Safety [Short Version]


Grain Storage and Handling Safety Lecture

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This class was produced under grant number SH24885SH3 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government.