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RFA Safety Program Again Captures Awards; June Webinars Planned

May 21, 2024

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The Renewable Fuels Association’s nationally recognized safety program has been honored with its 12th consecutive National Achievement Award from TRANSCAER, a national hazardous materials safety coalition. Missy Ruff, RFA’s Director of Safety and Technical Programs, also received an Individual Recognition Award for her efforts.


“The U.S. ethanol industry continues to maintain an excellent safety record, which is a direct result of RFA’s ongoing efforts to prepare ethanol producers, shippers, first responders, local community leaders, and others,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “We are honored to again receive this award from TRANSCAER, and I am especially proud to see our director of safety and technical programs, Missy Ruff, continue to be recognized for her leadership and commitment to the industry’s safety.”


Since its inception in 2010, RFA’s safety program has been responsible for training over 17,000 individuals and conducting over 420 training sessions and events. RFA has trained individuals from all 50 U.S. states and 41 other countries. For more information on RFA’s work in this area, visit the Ethanol Emergency Response website, where the training programs conducted in the seminars and webinars can be seen.


Upcoming Webinars


Next month, RFA is sponsoring two events focused on safety. A Train the Trainer Ethanol Emergency Response webinar is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CDT Tuesday, June 4, open to anyone with the responsibility or interest in teaching operator-level ethanol emergency response. Click here for information and to register.


On Wednesday, June 5, an Ethanol Safety and Steel Drum 101 webinar will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CDT. Participants will get an in-depth look at proper training techniques needed when responding to an ethanol-related emergency and gain helpful information to better comprehend the components of steel drums. The instructor will dive into the vital safety standards that first responders need to know. Click here for information and to register.