Upcoming Training – Developing Safety Plans for Manure Handling and Storage System

Manure Storage and Handling Systems are challenging for producers, custom applicators, service and repair companies when it comes to employee safety plans. From barn to field application there are numerous components to the system with multiple potential hazards. This training will help you develop safety plans for your manure storage and handling system from in the barn to field application.

Developing Safety Plans for Manure Handling Systems Training will provide participants with understanding of:

  • common hazards associated with these systems including confined spaces
  • how to do assess hazards using a job safety analysis for use in developing plans
  • understanding atmospheric hazards and basics of using monitoring instruments
  • needed components of safety plans and training

This training will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Radisson Conference Center, Green Bay Wisconsin. The registration fee is $150 early bird prior to February 6, 2017 and $200 February 7, 2017 or later. This is a pre-conference training for the Midwest Manure Summit, February 22-23, 2017. An optional $30 dinner is offered for individuals staying on for the Midwest Manure Summit.

Registration is open and early registration prices end February 6, 2017. . Complete registration and additional Midwest Manure Summit information is available at midwestmanure.org


9:30  – 10:00 AM                Registration with Refreshments

10:00  – 10:10 AM              Welcome/Introductions/Program Overview

10:10 – 11:00 AM                Investigating Hazards in a Manure Storage and Handling Systems (MSH)

  • Review of engineering designs and safety controls from barn to field application
  • Identifying confined spaces and what that means in your safety plan

11:00  – 12:00 noon            Assessing Hazards in a MSH System

Using an example MSH System, you will prepare a job safety analysis to start your safety plan

12:00  – 12:45 PM               Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 PM                   What’s in Your Atmosphere?

  • What are manure gases and what are the health concerns?
  • Basics of monitoring devices and how to use one

1:45 – 2:00 PM                    Break with refreshments

2:00 – 3:00PM                   Safety Plans in Action Not Left in a Binder

  • Confined Spaces and Entry Permits
  • Respiratory
  • Fall
  • Chemical
  • Training Requirements
  • Rescue

3:00 PM – 3:30PM             Evaluation/Wrap-up

3:30PM                                 Adjourn

6:00 PM                                Optional Dinner with Anerobic Digester Participants


Mary Bauer, Compliance Assistance, OSHA Eau Claire Area Office

Mark Hagedorn, UW-Extension Eau Claire County Agricultural Agent

Paul Rasmussen, Safety and HR Manager, Komro Sales and Service, Inc.

Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety and Health, UW- Madison/Extension Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

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