Safety, Sanitation, and Pest Management
Grain Science and Industries Research and Extension offices and labratories have a strict compliance to all safety standards set by K-State Health and Safety including all local, regional, and state policies. This shows in the excellent safety record of the department and is enforced in the safety section of the Graduate Student Handbook and through the use of mandatory online safety modules completed by all students and faculty. We strive to ensure that not only do students and faculty have a safe environment to work in, but that all grain and food materials are stored, handled, and prepared in a safe and sanitary manner.
In addition to the safety measures taken within the department, the research and extension has been documenting grain dust explosion information for the past few years in an attempt to understand the underlying causes and work toward reducing these incidents in the future.