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GEAPS Offers Material Handling, Grain Bin Fire Courses

February 25, 2020

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GEAPS Offers Material Handling, Grain Bin Fire Courses
GEAPS and K-State announced for online courses running from March 31 to May 5. Image courtesy of Pixabay

The Grain Elevator & Processing Society (GEAPS) and the Kansas State University (K-State) Distance Education Program announced this week that four online courses are available on material handling, pest management, entry level safety, and fighting grain bin fires and smolders. 

Running from March 31 to May 5, all four the courses count towards credentials that demonstrate your commitment to learning about the industry.

The online training courses include: 

GEAPS 525: Management of Insect Pests in Stored Grain
Learn how to prevent and manage insect infestations using practical chemical and nonchemical methods.

GEAPS 540: Entry Level Safety
Identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and emphasize the need to learn and follow company and facility safety and health policies.

GEAPS 546: Fighting Grain Bin Fires and Smolders
Learn to prepare for and deal with grain bin fires and smolders. Lectures address common causes, emergency action plans and how to interact with first responders.

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III 
This course introduces key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities. It is recommended that you complete GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I and GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II before taking this course.

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The courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $900 for non-members. Registration closes on March 25. 

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