Basic First Responder Training Title For page Incidents

Basic First Responder Training Title For page Incidents

Basic First Responder Training Title For page Incidents Involving Grain Storage and Handling Facilities Unit 3 Preplanning/Training/ Rescue Equipment for Emergencies at Grain Storage and Handling Facilities Developed by:

Purdue University Agricultural Safety and Health Program Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering West Lafayette, IN This material was produced under grant number SH23575SH2 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsements by the U.S. Government. 1

Objectives Discuss the importance of preplanning for emergencies at grain storage and handling facilities Emphasize the importance of ongoing training that addresses the types of grain storage and handling facilities located in the community Describe the type of rescue equipment that is needed and potential hazards associated with its use Describe different types of grain containment

systems 2 Preplanning Preplanning is an essential ingredient inbeing able to effectively and safely respond to emergencies, regardless of their nature. Preplanning: reduces response time reduces potential risks to first

responders at the scene reduces frustration better utilizes resources saves lives 3 Preplanning Involves Identification of types and locations of grain storage and handling facilities in the service area Assessment of primary hazards and risks at each location

Assessment of first response capabilities Identification of available resources both public and private Development of mutual aid agreements to cover gaps in capabilities Conducting periodic on-site training Develop Standard Operating Procedures that reflect capabilities other? 4

Training Training is a core requirement of those who are called upon to respond to emergencies involving grain storage and handling facilities. It should be:

Evidence-based Performance-based Designed to meet potential response needs Realistic and on-site if possible Repeated on a periodic basis Designed to do no harm 5

Would training have made a difference? 6 Equipment Needed to Conduct Grain Entrapment Rescues

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Communications equipment Cutting equipment

Air quality monitoring equipment Grain handling equipment Ventilation systems Lockout/Tagout equipment Retrieval system/anchor point Lighting systems Grain containment devices 7 Personal Protective Equipment

Respiratory Eye Hearing Hand Head

8 Communications Equipment 9 Cutting Equipment Cutting Equipment Battery Operated Saws All

110 Volt Saws All Air Chisel K12 Rescue Saw with Abrasive Blade 10 Cutting Equipment (Continued)

K12 Rescue Saw 11 Cutting Equipment (cont.) Cutting Equipment (Cont) 12 Hazards Associated with Cutting Tools

Flying debris Contact with sharp edges and tool blades Respiratory hazards from airborne dust and fumes High sound levels 13 Air Quality Monitoring Equipment

Single gas air quality monitors Multi gas air quality monitor 14 Respiratory Protection N95 mask

Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus 15 Heat Exposure Rehabilitation 16 Grain Handling Equipment

17 Grain Vacuum Equipment There has been an increased use of grain vacuum equipment in grain rescues This equipment is found at most commercial grain storage facilities and on some larger farms This equipment can move 1,000-2,000 bushels per hour of

continuous use Presents the risk of first responder entrapment Generates large amounts of dust 18 Ventilation Systems

19 Lockout/Tagout 20 Retrieval Systems 21 Overhead Lift Point

If rescuers need to be lowered into the structure, approved anchor points or overhead lift points will be needed, along with trained personnel to use them. This could include:

Ladder or boom fire truck Utility boom truck 22 Lack of Anchor Points Most storage structures found on farm and feed lot operations do not contain approved anchor points that meet the load capacity specified in the

federal confined space entry standards. Since these facilities are exempt from compliance with either the grain handling or confined space entry standards they were not constructed to meet the standards. If necessary, alternative anchor points for both fall protection and confined space entry will need to be configured. 23 Lighting Systems

24 Grain Retaining Devices and Rescue Tubes Purpose: Protect victim from inflowing or avalanching grain Reduce the inward pressure of the grain Provide for removal of the

grain from directly around the victim to allow for extrication 25 Examples of Grain Retaining Devices and Rescue Tubes A wide range of items have been used to build coffer dams Backboard Plywood sheets (max. of 24 wide strips)

Barrels with ends cut out Garbage cans Metal roofing Commercially available grain rescue tubes 26 Commercial Grain Rescue Tubes 27

Questions? 28

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • American Poetry, 1945-1990: The Anti-Tradition

    American Poetry, 1945-1990: The Anti-Tradition

    Beat poetry was the most anti-establishment form of literature in the United States, but beneath its shocking words lies a love of country. The poetry is a cry of pain and rage at what the poets see as the loss...
  • Genetic Engineering - Katy ISD

    Genetic Engineering - Katy ISD

    Humans use selective breeding, which takes advantage of naturally occurring genetic variation in plants, animals, and other organisms, to pass desired traits on to the next generation of organisms. Nearly all domestic animals—including horses, cats, and farm animals—and most crop...
  • Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

    Newborn Screening for Congenital Heart Disease

    Kane County coroner's office. ied at drill team practice Friday of mitral valve prolapse. ... Dr. John Butts, chief medical examiner for the state of North Carolina. ... Anthony Stephens. college. basketball, track, football. playing basketball during gym class.
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Introduction

    THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG COMPUTER CENTRE Introduction

    Agnes Chau ([email protected]) Computer Centre Updated September 3, 2007 2 authentication choices for MyUIS Second login with UIS password Added security protection Direct access from HKU Portal Convenience Accessing UIS on HKU Portal Student Portal For HKU Students Demonstration Develop...
  • Cours 6 Prosprit et conservatisme p. 219  221

    Cours 6 Prosprit et conservatisme p. 219 221

    Ne veut pas que l'État intervienne en santé et en éducation (Église). Il abolit même la gratuité scolaire! Les ressources naturelles du Québec sont exploitées par des intérêts étrangers à un prix très (trop) bas.
  • The Universe - images.pcmac.org

    The Universe - images.pcmac.org

    To find the topic of a paragraph or selection, ask yourself, "What is this text about?" To find the main idea, ask yourself, "What is the most important idea about the topic?" Often it is in the first sentence of...
  • From Gatekeeping to Engagement

    From Gatekeeping to Engagement

    From Gatekeeping to Engagement: A Multicontextual, Mixed Method Study of Student Academic Engagement in Introductory STEM Courses. Association for Institutional Research . Annual Forum. Toronto. May 22, 2011. Jo Gasiewski. Kevin Eagan. Gina Garcia. Sylvia Hurtado. Mitchell Chang. Higher Education...
  • A Weakened Super Typhoon Haiyan Heads for Vietnam

    A Weakened Super Typhoon Haiyan Heads for Vietnam

    A WEAKENED SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN HEADS FOR VIETNAM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS EMERGES IN THE PHILIPPINES NOVEMBER 10-11, 2013 ... the typhoon was in mainland Quang Ninh with wind speeds of between 39 and 55 mph (65 and 92...