DOT & EPA AG Course
forAgribusinessDOT & EPA AG Course for Agribusiness
This course is a comprehensive safety training program specifically designed for the personnel that work at retail agricultural facilities. This program provides information on DOT and EPA compliance issues using a combination of classroom lectures, computer lab, scenarios and hands-on exercises. In addition to learning about transportation and environmental issues in the workplace, students will also learn about the respective agencies and how they work. This program will help identify the strengths and weaknesses in your risk management program.
This course is geared to the needs of the personnel that work at retail agricultural facilities and provides an in-depth learning experience that includes:
Department of Transportation (DOT) Topics:
- Introduction to DOT
- Driver qualification files
- Vehicle maintenance files
- Commercial drivers license
- Drug & alcohol program
- Hazardous Materials
- Requirements for facilities with rail
- Security, DOT
- Hazardous Material registration
- Hazardous Material Safety Permits
- Security Plan, DOT
- Shipping documents
- US DOT markings
- Cargo tank inspections
- Financial responsibility
- Motor vehicle records
- Cargo securement
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Topics:
- Introduction to EPA
- SARA Tier II Reporting
- Repackaging of pesticides
- EPA Establishment Numbers
- Risk Management Program (RMP)
- Process Safety Management (PSM)
- Worker Protection Standard (WPS)
- Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC)
- Notice of Application forms
- Restricted-Use Products (Federal) (RUP)
- State Restricted-Use Products (S-RUP)
- Containment area management
- Rinsate management
- Portable refillable containers
- Periodic inspections
The DOT & EPA AG safety course is taught by Dustin Warder, Manager of Regulatory Affairs for the Asmark Institute. Dustin is an experienced safety professional with more than ten years experience in the ag industry.
Training is conducted at a retired agrichemical facility specifically designed and retrofitted for training purposes. Covering three acres, the facility is one huge “prop” that appears to be an active working farm center with dry and liquid fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia, package and bulk crop protection chemicals, seed and other typical retail activities. Group exercises reinforce the learning process and help to familiarize the participants with the practical application of the DOT and EPA regulations.
- Gain a thorough understanding of how DOT and EPA works, what they are looking for and violations that can affect your company.
- Get hands-on information in this unique course held at a retired agrichemical facility.
- Reduce the time it takes to navigate the DOT and EPA regulations.
- Learn to use proactive safety-audit tools to significantly reduce – or possibly eliminate – your accidents and violations.
- Assess your organization’s level of compliance and shore up any areas of weakness.
- Learn which resources to turn to for up-to-the-minute information on DOT and EPA rules.
- Experience first-hand the need for developing and maintaining a strong safety culture within your company.
This course will be conducted at the Ford B. West Center for Responsible Agriculture located at 1911 Old Calhoun Road in Owensboro, KY. The dates of training can be found by using this calendar. Course schedule:
8:00 am to 5:00pm (Central Time Zone)
8:00 am to 5:00pm
8:00 am to 2:00pm
Please note: Participants cannot be excused early from the course, especially on the last day, so exercise caution when making airline or other travel arrangements.
Once confirmed, participants will be sent more information including a location map, potential lodging options, lunch arrangements, etc. Each participant will receive a confirmation packet with all the information needed to prepare for this course.
The cost for this course will be $450.00 per participant. This includes the 3 days of interactive training, exercises, course manual, handouts and a certificate from the Asmark Institute. Lunch is provided each day of the course.
Please use this calendar to enroll in the course of your choice. Classes will be limited to 24 participants and reservations will be on a first-come first-serve basis. Cancellations are non-refundable, but eligible substitutions are welcome. The Asmark Institute reserves the right to cancel any course due to insufficient enrollment.