Would your employees know what to do in the event of an emergency at your grain handling facility? Would you know what to do as the owner/operator? The courses below are appropriate for producers and employees and cover everything from how to create an emergency response plan in the event of a grain emergency, to lockout/tagout procedures, and grain handling and storage safety.

Who should take these courses: Owner/operators, farm employees, family members.

Introduction to Grain Handling and Storage Hazards

This training program is intended to familiarize individuals with the conditions and equipment used in grain handling and storage, which may contribute to grain entrapment situations or result in injury to individuals working in an on-farm grain handling and storage facility.

Pre-requisite to Emergency Response Planning on the Farm course.

Online Course

2 Hours

Free to the public

Continual evaluation throughout course
Upon completion of this course, a Introduction to Grain Handling and Storage Hazards Certificate of Completion will be available for download and printing.

Course Topics

  • Industry overview
    • Frequency of incidents
    • Industry changes
  • Grain handling hazards
    • The material
    • The people
    • The environment
    • The components
  • Hazard control strategies

Emergency Response Planning on the Farm

This training program is intended to familiarize individuals with the process of developing an Emergency Response Plan for their on-farm grain handling and storage facility. Note the emergency response plan concepts are transferable to all other areas of agricultural work.

All course participants are required to complete the free online course Introduction to Grain Handling and Storage Hazards prior to taking this course. BeGrainSafe Trailer nice to have but not required for this course.

In-person Course

4 Hours

Contact CASA for pricing

No formal testing
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of participation will be presented.

Course Topics

  • Farm safety systems and hazard management
  • Grain handling hazard assessment
  • Grain engulfment
  • Emergency management on the farm
  • Emergency response plan development
  • Grain management emergency response plan

Introduction to Lockout and Tagout on the Farm

This training program is intended to familiarize individuals with an understanding of the need for and the process of developing an on-farm Lockout and Tagout procedure.

Can be added onto Emergency Response Planning on the Farm course or be taken as a stand-alone course.

In-person Course

2 Hours

Contact CASA for pricing

No formal testing
Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate of participation will be presented.

Course Topics

  • Understanding why Lockout Tagout procedures are important
  • What energy sources need to be controlled
  • Grain engulfment
  • Developing a Lockout Tagout Policy and Procedures
  • Re-start up procedures

This course is under development.

Request a Course

To request Emergency Response Planning on the Farm, or Introduction to Lockout and Tagout on the Farm, fill out and submit the course request form and a CASA representative will get back to you shortly. Please note that while these courses are under development, we may be able to accommodate your needs by planning for a future date.

Additional Training

Check out CASA’s additional online and in-person farm safety courses.