The Development of a Compliance Assistance Resource for the Biofuels Industry

Chad Positano, Compliance Assistance Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA

Chad PositanoVisiting Partner Chad Positano realized that the numerous but smaller (‘mom and pop’) producers of biofuels did not have the resources that major producers do for addressing compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration workplace safety standards. To meet this need, Chad developed a compliance assistance publication that contained the information necessary for biofuels processing sites to operate safe and healthy workplaces. His publication, entitled Safety and Health Considerations for the Bioethanol and Biodiesel Industries, has passed local and regional review and approvals, and is awaiting review and approval by the national offices. This guide will be soon be publicly available in both hard-copy and online forms.