Trautman to Present Online Course through Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS Academy)

Off-normal ethanol spills and their associated risks are a concern for distilleries. As production and transportation of ethanol has increased in recent years, so has the number of ethanol spills. These spills can result in contamination of water supplies, major fish kills, and loss of life, not to mention millions of dollars of damage.

On Wednesday, December 8, at 1 p.m. (EST), Amy Trautman, EHS Support project compliance specialist, will be presenting an online course on spill control through the DISCUS (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States) Academy.

Trautman will share her expertise on ethanol spills and their related risks at various points in the production process, including still leaks, barrel fill or dump, aging oak cooperage leaks, proofing or blending tank spills, packaging line, and bulk transport. Online attendees will review available containment systems ranging from deployable berms and drainage to engineering controls, such as curbed containment pits.

In addition to leaving with an understanding of the production process and the ability to identify which areas of their Distilled Spirits Plant have increased risks of ethanol spills, participants will learn how to reduce the risk of spills by applying the hierarchy of control.

Taught by experts in the industry, DISCUS Academy offers fundamentals of the profession as well as advanced training in multiple domains.

To register for the spill-control course, visit:




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