First of Three Ethanol Safety Webinars Next Week

Cindy Zimmerman

Next week, the Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER® will be holding the first of three ethanol safety webinars for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinars are scheduled for April 4, May 23, or July 25.

The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER® grant. 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.

The webinar is intended to develop instructors to lead operations-level training. The webinar, led by national hazardous materials trainer Joel Hendelman, is 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 is intended to develop instructors to lead operations-level training.

The free webinars will be held from 2:00-4:00 pm ET, but registration is limited to the first 100 attendees per webinar. Certificates of attendance will be awarded following the completion of the safety seminar.

In addition, RFA and TRANSCAER® are hosting two ethanol safety seminars in Jersey City, N.J., at the end of next week, April 6-7. The seminars will be held at New Jersey City University from 8:30am-4:00pm. Registration is free, but limited, and lunch will be provided. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded following completion of the safety seminar. The seminars are designed for individuals who respond to ethanol-related emergencies, as well as emergency planning committees and safety managers.

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