Anhydrous safety seminars scheduled

Created: 3/18/10 (Thu) | Topic: Events

The 2010 Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Training and Fertilizer Issues Seminars, sponsored by the North Dakota Agricultural Association (NDAA) and the North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA), are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, March 23-24.

The seminar dates, times and locations are:
March 23 - 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. - Eagles Club, 345 12th Ave. NE, Valley City
March 23 - 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Farm Credit Services, 1600 Old Red Trail, Mandan
March 24 - 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.- Holiday Inn, 2200 Burdick Expressway East, Minot
March 24 - 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Lake Region Jr. College, Devils Lake

Topics include an overview of anhydrous ammonia laws and regulations, safe operating practices for dealerships and farms, required risk management plans for facilities and a checklist of storage handling and distribution equipment and facilities.

Presenters include Jim Gray, NDDA; Steve Wienbar, North Dakota Safety Council, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Participation in one of the seminars fulfills a state safety training requirement for all persons handling, transferring, transporting or working with anhydrous ammonia at anhydrous ammonia storage facilities.

The registration fee is $25 for NDAA members and $50 for non-members. Farmers and ranchers attending only the first 90 minutes of the seminar on anhydrous safety pay a $15 registration fee.

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