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.
At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Be able to identify hazards associated with confined space work.
2. Understand the process for confined space entry and lock out/ tag out procedures.
3. Understand monitoring the air quality in a Confined Space.
4. Understand the harnesses that need to be worn during an entry
5. Understand the job responsibilities of a confined space attendant
6. Know where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined space entry in the grain industry.
Dan Neenan, MBA, Paramedic
Dan joined NECAS staff in August 2002 as Director. Dan is a Paramedic Specialist, Firefighter II and EMS Instructor. He is a member of the Iowa Propane Board; Vice Chair of the Dubuque County Emergency Management Commission; and Treasurer, Dubuque County EMS. In his work at NECAS, Dan has developed several OSHA approved training programs as well as agricultural rescue programs. Safety programs include viticulture safety, enology safety, confined space-grain bin entry, prevention of grain storage fire and explosions, chemical safety, and confined space- manure pit safety. Rescue programs at NECAS include tractor rollover, combine auger rescue, grain bin rescue, and manure pit rescue.