Nothing is more important than the safety of the people who work in the renewable fuel industry and the consumers we serve. We have a very good track record and intend to keep it that way.
The RFA recommends ethanol plants put a strong company emphasis on plant and employee safety. To ensure the continued safety of those who come in contact with ethanol, the RFA offers resources for ethanol biorefineries and first responders alike to help mitigate the impacts of ethanol incidents.
The Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) Committee has been extraordinarily proactive by working with federal, state and local governments as well as industry partners to bring much needed attention to hazardous materials regulations and other safety requirements. RFA Committee members are kept up to date on Department of Transportation HAZMAT regulations, OSHA compliance standards, and continuous education opportunities. EH&S Committee members support the development of nationwide ethanol safety seminars; these learning opportunities are offered free of charge to emergency responders through RFA and the TRANSCAER initiatives.