Grain Handling Safety

Course Description

Grain handling safety has become a topic of vital importance as fatalities and serious injuries in the industry have increased. Without appropriate safeguards in place, employees may be exposed to a number of serious hazards – engulfment and hazardous atmospheres in grain bins, grain dust explosions and fires and mechanical, electrical and fall hazards. This course will provide agribusiness safety leaders and employees with the knowledge and tools they need to identify and mitigate these industry-specific hazards.

Course ID: EST 7121P
Course Format: Classroom

Available Classroom Sections

There are no available sections for this course. Please check back later.

Who Should Attend

Safety and health professionals, agribusiness safety leaders and employees and food processing safety leaders and plant managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Participants will have a working knowledge of OSHA’s Grain Handling Industry Standard.
  • Participants will be able to identify and mitigate grain handling hazards from their agribusiness operations.
  • Participants will be able to integrate grain handling safety concerns into their overall safety and health management systems.


  • Intro to Grain Handling Hazards
  • Safe Grain Bin Entry
  • Grain Dust Explosion Hazards
  • Machine, Fall and Other Hazards
  • Program Administration and Training
  • Case Studies


Attendees will each receive a course notebook and copies of handouts.

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET