About the Workshop

These workshops are designed to address key safety issues dairy and feedyard employees face when working in maintenance or feeding departments. Accidents involving livestock are the most common, but the most serious accidents usually happen to employees working in confined spaces (feed mill, feeding department, etc.) or in the maintenance department. The topics covered during the workshop will be a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on demonstration. See a list of topics and speakers below. Workshops will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be presented in both English and Spanish. Registration is $25 per person and lunch is included. To register, scroll down. 

August 24th  - Garden City  

August 25th – Great Bend


  • Silage engulfment 
  • Lockout/tagout 
  • Bin engulfment 
  • Auger incidents 
  • Grain bin explosion and fire Fall protection 
  • Confined space entry and demo 
  • Engulfment demonstration 
  • Lagoon incident

Sammy Diaz

Diaz started his safety career in the United States Navy years ago as an aircraft mechanic. He then  used that military knowledge working as a civilian aircraft mechanic. He is now in the agriculture industry  and is applying what he has learned to help keep employees safe as the Safety & Compliance Director for  Irsik & Doll Feed Services, which operates 7 feed yards and 6 elevators. Sammy has been with Irsik and Doll for 5 years.

Gordon Moore

Moore became an independent consultant in 2011 after starting his safety career with Hitch Enterprises ten years earlier. Gordon uses a “safety trailer” to provide participants with a hands-on experience.

Chuck Pirie

Pirie is an independent safety consultant who has invested the last 30 years helping with feedyards and dairies become a safer place to work. Chuck’s common-sense approach  to safety has helped KLA members create a stronger safety culture.

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