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03/14/2008TRANSCAER® Welcomes New Sponsor - RFA Recognizes Training as a Top Priority
March 14, 2008
TRANSCAER® Welcomes New Sponsor
RFA Recognizes Training as a Top Priority
(Arlington, VA) The Renewable Fuels Association is glad to be a part of the TRANSCAER® organization. The ethanol focused TRANCAER training tours were a great success across the Midwest and left no doubt that the RFA needed to play a bigger role in this organization.
“On behalf of the entire National TRANSCAER Task Group, I am thrilled to welcome Kristy Moore (pictured above) and members of the Renewable Fuels Association in to TRANSCAER,” said Rollie Shook, Chairman of the National TRANSCAER Task Group and Emergency Services & Security Senior. Leader, The Dow Chemical Company. “It is very exciting for us when organizations recognize the value of promoting safety and training as their first priority and look to TRANSCAER to help make that happen.”
As the national trade association for the U.S. ethanol industry, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) promotes policies, regulations and research and development initiatives that will lead to the increased production and use of fuel ethanol. With expanded production and use, safety concerns remain the industry’s #1 priority. As such, the RFA Plant and Employee Safety Committee is a very active part of the ethanol industry. The Committee provides an opportunity for member companies to promote best safety practices for the ethanol industry. The Safety Committee is focused on the continuous need for improvement in safety standards, with the utmost goal being the safety of ethanol industry employees, first responders and community neighbors. More information on the RFA and the Plant and Employee Safety Committee can be found at www.ethanolRFA.org.
In addition, as a founding member of the Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition (EERC), the RFA has been instrumental in the development and distribution of ethanol specific safety information for the first response community. The EERC has developed a library of product and emergency information that can be found at www.ethanolresponse.com.