Martin Engineering, Neponset, IL, a bulk material handling company that supplies conveyor belt cleaners, railcar unloading systems, and dust management and containment solutions, has developed educational tools to help educate those who maintain, manage, and design conveyors for industrial operations. In response to the limited in-person training that can be done during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has created a series of interactive online modules from 90 to 120 minutes in length based on noncommercial curriculum on topics, including best practices for safety, fugitive material control, and belt tracking. Upon completing the modules, attendees are eligible for professional development unit (PDU) or continuing education unit (CEU) credits.

The company says it has taught approximately 2,000 attendees using videoconferencing since the onset of the pandemic. The interactive modules are available in two standard tracks, one for maintenance and operations personnel that stresses safe work practices and solutions to common conveyor problems, and one designed for technical and management personnel that emphasizes conveyor design and operation for safety and productivity. For more information on the trainings or to schedule, visit