MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. —Every company has its own “safety culture.” It’s there behind the scenes, shaping attitudes, investments, training and behavior. Some safety cultures are strong and successful. Others reflect a lack of awareness, corporate support and employee buy-in. The Grain Elevator and Processing (GEAPS) course, GEAPS 541, will examine the safety culture concept, and show how, step by step, the safety culture at a company or facility can be improved.

The online course will run through Jan. 8 – Feb. 12. Registration is currently open and closes Jan. 2.

The course aims to provide grain-industry employees with an appreciation for what “safety culture” really means, and why practicing safety is always a good business decision. It also will provide the tools needed for evaluating a company’s current safety culture and then continuously improving it.

“This course will greatly benefit today’s workplace, especially safety leaders,” said Joe Mlynek, Progressive Safety Services, one of the instructors for the course. “It focuses on the elements needed to balance an organization’s need for compliance with the need for concern for each employee.”

GEAPS 541 is intended for safety officials, location and regional managers, facility supervisors, operations directors, shift leaders, safety committee participants and others interested in improving safety performance at their companies.

GEAPS 541 is one of four courses required for the Specialist Credential in Property and Casualty Risk Management. Three additional courses are also available in January. For more information on courses or credentials, visit the program website.