GOLDEN VALLEY, MINNESOTA, U.S. — The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) and Kansas State University (KSU) are offering four online courses with a focus on safety and material handling. The courses will be April 2 through May 7, and registration closes March 27.

The four courses will be hosted online.

GEAPS 521: Aeration System Design and Fan Operational Management: Learn the basic principles of designing and operating grain aeration systems to maintain grain quality during storage.

GEAPS 540: Entry Level Safety: Identify the main risks of working in the industry, discuss precautions and emphasize the need to learn and follow company and facility safety and health policies.

GEAPS 546: Fighting Grain Bin Fires and Smolders: Learn to prepare for and deal with grain bin fires and smolders. Lectures address common causes, emergency action plans and how to interact with first responders.

GEAPS 552: Materials Handling III: This course introduces key information about powered-transmission design, system design and other affiliated systems used to move and store grain and related commodities. It is recommended that GEAPS 550: Materials Handling I and GEAPS 551: Materials Handling II are completed before taking this course.

GEAPS 521, 540 and 552 count toward credentials that demonstrate commitment to learning about the industry.

All four of courses count toward credentials from GEAPS and Kanas State University. For more information on the certification, visit the GEAPS credential website.

Courses cost $700 for GEAPS members and $965 for non-members. Companies can save up to 20% on blocks of registrations with the volume discount program, and lock in the price for three years.

For more information on the Distance Education and Credentialing programs and available courses visit the program website.