RFA, Transcaer to host 4 ethanol safety webinars

By Renewable Fuels Association | February 03, 2017

The Renewable Fuels Association and Transcaer are hosting four free ethanol safety webinars this year for ethanol emergency response teams. The first webinar will be held on Feb. 7.

The “Train the Trainer” webinars, funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/Transcaer grant, are a pay-it-forward type of program. A single webinar can train a group of individuals, who can then turn around and pass that information forward, equipping entire communities with the knowledge necessary to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. RFA is a founding member of the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition and this program is based on the EERC’s Training Guide to Ethanol Emergency Response.

These webinar courses are intended to develop instructors to lead operations-level training. The webinars, led by national hazardous materials trainer Joel Hendelman, are open to all professional individuals above the technical level of training who are interested in learning how to teach ethanol emergency response. These professional individuals must also have an awareness level of hazardous material storage, handing and emergency response. The webinar courses are intended to develop instructors to lead operations-level training.

Future webinars will be held April 11, June 14 and Aug. 2. All four webinars will be held from noon to 2 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.