Speaker: Chuck Haling, vice president of sales, MSDSonline, Chicago, IL
This session provides an OSHA HazCom Standard update on the agency’s recent adoption of the Globally Harmonized Standard (GHS). The revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), which will be fully implemented in 2016, benefits workers by reducing confusion in the workplace, facilitating safety training and improving understandings of hazards, especially for low-wage and limited-literacy workers. The harmonized standard will classify chemicals according to their health and physical hazards, and establish consistent labels and safety data sheets for all chemicals made in the U.S. or imported from abroad.
HOW AUTOMATION CAN IMPROVE SAFETY
Speaker: Steve Reed, vice president, Kasa Industrial Controls, Salina, KS
In this session you will learn how automation can have a direct impact on keeping your people safer. Can you think of any near-misses at your facility? Review specific grain handling processes that can be automated to help reduce your risk. As a bonus, we will also discuss automation life cycle planning and its effect on your facility’s safety.
RAIL SAFETY: KEEPING YOUR EMPLOYEES AND OPERATIONS SAFE
Speaker: Harry Rupe, consultant/operator instructor, Roadway Workers Training, Jacksonville, FL
Moving railcars is essential to our businesses and to the efficient operation of our facilities. Are you and your employees equipped with the knowledge to handle your rail traffic in a safe manner? The movement of railcars is dangerous and unforgiving, but properly trained employees can prevent injuries and accidents. This session will help you manage that risk by discussing basic operation rules and procedures, proper communication and technique, specific roles and responsibilities of your employees and how to audit their activity to make your operation better.
FOOD SAFETY MODERNIZATION ACT
Speaker: Catherine Bouchard, grain quality supervisor, Cargill Inc., Wayzata, MN
This presentation will provide an insight into the Food Safety Modernization Act, including FDA requirements, developing a food safety plan, common food and feed safety risks in the elevator, plant security and best practices to keep the products we handle in our elevators safe. The presenter has real-world experience creating and implementing a food safety plan and will tie in her experience for participants.
WHO’S GOT YOUR BACK? THE BENEFITS OF PROPER SURVEILLANCE AT GRAIN HANDLING FACILITIES
Speaker: Todd Rubey, CEO, Video Surveillance Services (VSS), Minneapolis, MN
Theft, fraud, spoilage and movement of grain can be monitored through proper surveillance. This “shrinkage” can be reduced or eliminated by monitoring equipment, personnel and the grain itself. Quality control is enhanced and food security risks are reduced by revealing the weaknesses in the handling system. The watchful eye of video surveillance never sleeps as it confirms superior product quality and integrity.