RFA: Webinars to focus on hazardous chemicals release regulations

By Renewable Fuels Association | July 12, 2016

The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with the experts at Pinnacle Engineering Inc. to host a six-part webinar series on complying with regulations that aim to prevent or minimize the consequences of a release of hazardous chemicals. The regulations, from Occupational Safety and Health Agency and Environmental Protection Agency, require a comprehensive management program integrating technologies, procedures and management practices.

The webinars will educate industry stakeholders and provide information on how to demonstrate compliance and avoid common deficiencies, costly regulatory action and overly burdensome paperwork.

“These webinars will be helpful in further educating stakeholders on how to navigate these often complex regulations,” said Steve Schleicher, vice president of industrial services at Pinnacle Engineering. “Each session will provide general and technical information on the development of a compliant PSM/RMP program.  While the PSM/RMP programs are designed to prevent or minimize a hazardous chemical release, a properly implemented program will provide operational benefits and improve employee safety. I encourage stakeholders to register for these essential webinars, and to bring their implementation questions to the experts.”

“RFA is pleased to announce this webinar series, which will provide ethanol producers with a clear understanding of the requirements of theses complex regulations. Working safely and preventing accidents is always job number one,” said RFA Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis.

The webinar schedule is as follows:

July 19: Process Safety Management (PSM) / Risk Management Plan (RMP) Overview

Aug. 2: Process Hazard Analyses

Aug. 9: Mechanical Integrity Programs

Aug. 23: Management of Change

Sept. 6: Compliance Auditing

Sept. 20: RMP In-depth Overview

Click here to see the flyer. The webinars, which will all be held from 11 a.m. – noon CT, are FREE for RFA members; the fee for non-members is $100 per session or $500 for all six webinars. To reserve your spot, please contact Missy Ruff at mruff@ethanolrfa.org or 202-446-1944.