The 2012 Safety School conducted annually by the National Agronomic Environmental Health and Safety School will be held Aug. 21-22 at the Asmark Institute Agricenter in Bloomington, Ill. Registration is underway.

The Agricenter has a new name with Asmark Institute establishing a training facility in the building on the county fair grounds, which is where the MAGIE ag retailers’ equipment show will be held Aug. 22-23.

The safety school and MAGIE show can be reached by exiting I-55 and I-74 at the West Market Street exit off the interstate highways.

Registration for the school is $150 per person, and registration can be completed by clicking here.

The program is mainly for persons at agricultural operations, of any size, that have responsibility for safety training and oversight of operational safety, but managers of ag retailer operations will be provided considerable insight about regulations and legislative actions that could affect a business.

The preliminary schedule of topics and speakers is provided here: 

Building a Safety Culture — Richard Gearheard, president, Crop Production Services

Washington Perspectives — Richard Gupton, vice president of legislative policy, Agricultural Retailers Association; Michael Leggett, senior director, environmental policy, CropLife America; and Pam Guffain, vice president, member services, The Fertilizer Institute

Current Events: Ammonium Nitrate Regulations — Ryan Gibson, chemical security inspector; U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Securing Your Business — William DelBagno & Adrienne Corson, Chemical Countermeasures Unit, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

My OSHA Grain Inspection: What I Learned — Shawn Lambert, risk management coordinator, Indiana Risk Coordinators Group

Hot OSHA Topics of 2012 — Brian Bothast, compliance assistance specialist, Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Risk Management Plans: What We've Learned — George Hess, environmental scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Round Table on NPDES Permits — Dave Scott, manager, pesticide program, Indiana State Chemist Office; Warren Goetsch, bureau chief, Illinois Department of Agriculture; and Beau Greenwood, executive vice president, government relations & public affairs, CropLife America

The ABC's of Trailers & Hitches — Fred Whitford, Ph.D., coordinator, Purdue Pesticide Programs, Purdue University

Hot DOT Topics for 2012 — Kris Phillips, hazardous materials program manager, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration

Container Containment: A Year of Audit Findings — Mark McCloskey, environmental enforcement specialist, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture

Spotlight: Electrical Hazards — Bob LoMastro, president, LoMastro & Associates, Inc.