Ethanol Safety Seminars Various Dates, Locations– Responding to Ethanol Emergencies – Are you Prepared?
by Taryn Morgan (Renewable Fuels Association) …But transportation can be unpredictable, and it is important that hazmat and safety teams, shippers, and first responders are knowledgeable and prepared in case of the rare and unfortunate incident involving ethanol.
Since December 2010, the RFA has been hosting a series of Ethanol Safety Seminars at various locations across the country to ensure that those responsible for the safety of their communities have the information they need to be prepared to respond to an ethanol emergency. These seminars initially started through a grant received from the Department of Energy, and have continued to take place due to the overwhelming interest in the seminars and the generosity of stakeholders.
… Our participant lists show we have representatives from the ethanol industry, local environmental departments, law enforcement, railroads, terminals, and most commonly, fire departments.
…At each seminar, attendees receive an overview of the physical and chemical characteristics of ethanol fuel and placard recognition. Many times, attendees tell us, this information has not been presented to them and they are unsure of where they are able to find it and unaware of the differences between ethanol and other fuels. Becoming familiar with these fuels and their labeling is essential for someone on the scene of an accident to assess the situation and decide what response is needed.
You may also register for the Ethanol Safety Seminars at www.rfa.traincaster.com:.
The 2018 webinars are scheduled for Jan. 31, March 28, May 23, and July 25 and will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Registration is free, but is limited to the first 100 attendees per webinar. Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the completion of the safety seminar.
For more information or to register, visit www.rfa.traincaster.com.