35th Anniversary Truck
Each participant receives one replica.
One truck per registration
2014 Safety School
August 19 - 20, 2014
Asmark Institute Agricenter
14171 Carole Drive
Bloomington, IL
2013 Agenda to be posted in May
2012 Registration Coming Soon
2013 Conference Photos
Keith Fricke presents and Tom Bielema
Keith Fricke presents keynote speaker, Tom Bielema, Area Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, with a custom wall frame for his support and contribution to the safety school.
Johnnie Banks
Participants listen closely as Johnnie Banks, Investigation Supervisor with the Chemical Safety Board, explains the investigation process and findings that occurred during the West Fertilizer Incident which happened in April.
Steve Taylor and Wade Foster
Steve Taylor, Executive Director of the Missouri Agribusiness Association, catches up with Wade Foster of the Fertilizer Institute during a break. The 2013 Safety School had over 140 attendees.
Brian Bothast
Lively as always, Brian Bothast, Compliance Specialist with OSHA, keeps things interesting during his presentation. Brian is a regular presenter at the safety school due to his vast experience and knowledge and he always has fresh material that is relevant and timely, making him a popular presenter with the attendees.
Tuesday, August 20
7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Registration opens at 7:30 am
Keynote Speaker
Tom Bielema
Area Director
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Washington Perspectives
Sarah McLallen
Executive Director, CropLife Foundation
CropLife America

Richard Gupton
Vice President of Legislative Policy
Agricultural Retailers Association
Countdown to the 5 Year RMP Update
Monika Chrzaszcz
Risk Management Plan Specialist
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ASABE: Standards for Agriculture
Scott Cedarquist
Director, Standards & Technical Activities
American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineers (ASABE)
Confined Space Safety:
A Complicated Topic with Simple Solutions
John Knopf
Corporate Health & Safety Manager
Hot OSHA Topics of 2013
Brian Bothast
Compliance Assistance Specialist
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Handling Violence in the Workplace
Tedrick Housh, III
Lathrop & Gage, LLP
"R" Stamp University
Craig Dobbins
Craig's Restoration & Repair
Getting "Unstuck" Safely
Equipment Extraction
Fred Whitford, PhD
Coordinator, Purdue Pesticide Programs
Purdue University
Wednesday, August 21
7:15 am to 11:15 am
Pollinator Protection & Seed Treatments
Fact, Fiction & the Future
Iain Kelly
Bee Health Issues Manager
Bayer CropScience
Heads Up!
New DOT Medical Certification Requirements
Steve Mattioli
Division Director
US Department of Transportaion
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Sweep Auger Issues & Options
John Lee
Director, EH&S Services
Grain & Feed Association of Illinois
Case Study: West Fertilizer Incident
Johnnie Banks
Investigation Supervisor
Chemical Safety Board
Ag Industry Responds:
New Third-Party Inspections
Paul Derig
Environmental Health & Safety Manager
J.R. Simplot Company