RFA, Pinnacle Hosting Webinars on Hazardous Chemicals

Joanna Schroeder

Pinnacle Engineering has teamed up with the Renewable Fuels Foundation to host a six-part webinar series for the ethanol industry focused on how to comply with regulations designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of a release of hazardous chemicals. The regulations, from Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), require a comprehensive management program integrating technologies, procedures and management practices. The first webinar kicks off on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 11:00 am to noon CT.

Screen Shot 2016-07-11 at 11.55.55 PMThe goal of the webinars are to 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.

Each webinar will take place from 11:00 am to noon CT. The dates and topics of each webinar are below:

  • 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

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis said of the webinar series, “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.”

The Renewable Fuels Foundation is RFA’s education and research arm. The webinars are FREE for RFA members, $100 per webinar for non-members or $500 for all six webinars for non-members. To register, email Missy Ruff.

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.

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