The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has renewed its safety alliance with the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Iowa OSHA) for two years. The partnership is designed for the two organizations, through IRFA’s Safety Task Force, to explore best management practices and improve the recognition and control of workplace hazards in ethanol and biodiesel plants throughout Iowa.
“The safety alliance between IRFA and Iowa OSHA since 2009 has been mutually beneficial, and IRFA is proud to continue this working partnership for another two years,” said IRFA Biofuels Manager Grant Menke. “The regular meetings have fostered important dialogue and improved understanding between both organizations as well as fellow renewable fuels producers.
Menke continued, “While the Iowa renewable fuels industry remains proud of its safety and compliance record, we continue to strive for improvement. This safety alliance, which is open to every Iowa biodiesel and ethanol production facility, is one of the best tools we have to continue learning, communicating and getting better.”
Micheal Mauro, Iowa’s Labor Commissioner congratulated IRFA for its leadership and dedication to safety in the renewable fuels industry. “Iowa Renewable Fuels Association has made a conscious decision to make protecting workers a priority in the workplace. Their continued commitment for workers’ safety and health is a testament for other companies to follow.”