ResponsibleAg will host auditor training June 19-22, 2018, at the Ford B. West Center for Responsible Agriculture in Owensboro, Ky. Seats are limited to 24 for the four-day course. The comprehensive ‘hands-on’ course is held at a former agrichemical facility retrofitted specifically for training purposes.
Three years ago, the Agricultural Retailers Association and The Fertilizer Institute formed ResponsibleAg, an independent auditing organization with the mission of assisting ag retailers in complying with federal environmental, health, safety and security rules regarding the safe handling and storage of fertilizer products.
The ResponsibleAg Auditor Training Course has received recognition from the Board of Environmental, Health and Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) based on a comprehensive evaluation of course content, training materials, course environment and instructor qualifications. After completing the course, attendees may apply with ResponsibleAg to become a credentialed auditor.
Those interested in attending the course and becoming a credentialed auditor must have a minimum of five years of experience within the agricultural inputs industry or a minimum of five years working with environmental, health, safety, security or loss control issues. Candidates also must have a basic understanding of Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and related regulatory agency requirements before attending the course.
The course is led by Brian Miller, president of Miller Risk Management. Miller holds a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation, is a Certified Professional EHS Auditor and has decades of experience with auditing agricultural facilities during his career.
For more information about the ResponsibleAg auditor training course and to register, visit www.responsibleag.org/Training.