RFA earns 7th straight TRANSCAER award for safety training

By Renewable Fuels Association | April 10, 2019

For the seventh consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received a TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for its industry-leading ethanol safety program. RFA hosted numerous ethanol safety training events in 2018, giving more than 1,800 emergency responders the tools and information they need to effectively respond to any incidents involving fuel ethanol.

The TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award is given in recognition of extraordinary achievement by an individual person, company, organization or a team in support of the TRANSCAER® initiative.

In 2018, RFA held 32 ethanol safety seminars in 13 locations, four Train-the-Trainer webinars and an online ethanol safety training initiative, which trained emergency responders on how to properly respond to an ethanol incident. Collectively, these events trained more than 1,800 individuals last year.

“We are honored to receive this award from TRANSCAER® for the seventh year in a row, and it is a testament to the dedicated and persistent efforts of RFA Technical Services Manager Missy Ruff,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Safety continues to be our industry’s top priority, and we believe it is our responsibility to ensure emergency personnel are properly prepared to respond in the rare event an incident occurs. We are proud of the U.S. ethanol industry’s stellar safety record and we look forward to educating even more first responders in the future.”

So far this year, RFA has held 20 ethanol safety seminars and two Train-the-Trainer events, with more planned throughout the year.

For more information on ethanol safety events, visit www.EthanolResponse.com or contact RFA’s Ruff at mruff@ethanolrfa.org.