Ag Safety Meetings 2024

Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland County Farm Bureaus are bringing the Nationwide and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety’s Manure Pit Safety Simulator in for four training sessions for first responders and farmers to help keep ag workers and their families safe.

Wed., March 20

9 a.m. – Shelby Fire Department, 40 High School Ave., Shelby, OH

6 p.m. – Morrow County 911 Center, 140 S. Main St., Mt. Gilead, OH

Thurs., March 21

9 a.m. – Marion Township, 1228 E. Fairground Rd., Marion, OH

6 p.m. – Lykens Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2016 New Washington Rd., Bloomville, OH

The free training features a one-of-a-kind manure pit rescue simulator which gives participants the opportunity to work through different scenarios in various roles. Trained and experienced industry professionals travel with the simulator to teach the procedures for safely entering a manure pit to perform rescue operations in low-oxygen situations. In addition to learning about proper rescue techniques, participants of the training session will:

  • Be able to identify hazards associated with confined workspaces.
  • Understand the process for confined-space entry and lockout procedures.
  • Know where to look for OSHA references and resources related to confined-space entry in the confinement industry.

The program will start with a 50 minute classroom session and continue with a hands-on training rotating six people through the simulator at a time (30 minutes each rotation) and can accommodate a maximum of 30 people to enter the simulator. The training program can last up to four hours depending on the number of rotations. Fire fighters will need to bring full bunker gear and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The program can have as many people that the facility can accommodate to participate in the classroom session and observe the simulation.

This training session will qualify for Fire Continuing Education units. Farm Bureau members enrolled with Farm Bureau Workers’ Compensation group rating program with Sedgwick may use this seminar to fulfill their annual safety requirement for the July 2023 – June 2024 OBWC year.

Please make a reservation for your selected training session by March 1, by clicking here or calling 419-747-7488. Refreshments will be provided.

This safety program is hosted by Crawford, Marion, Morrow and Richland County Farm Bureaus.

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