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• Record Type: Instruction
• Directive Number: TED 01-00-015
• Old Directive Number: TED-01-00-015
• Title: OSHA Technical Manual (OTM)
• Information Date: 04/28/2015


SUBJECT: OSHA Technical Manual - Section IV: Chapters 5


Purpose: Add technical information about ethanol processing to the OSHA Manual (OTM) Technical Manual (OTM) ]
Scope: OSHA-wide

References: Department ofEnergy. 2013. Biofuels Basics.

Environmental Protection Agency. 1995. Com Wet Milling. AP-42, Fifth Edition, Volume I.

National Fire Protection Association. Various Standards.
Cancellations: None

State Plan Impact: None. For State reference only

Action Offices: OSHA Area Offices

Originating Office: Office of Science and Technology Assessment, Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management

Contact: Office of Science and Technology Assessment

By and Under the Authority of

Dr. David Michaels
Assistant Secretary

Executive Summary

This chapter (Section IV (Safety Hazards), Chapter 5), provides technical information for Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CHSOs) to evaluate safety and health hazards in ethanol-for-fuel manufacturing facilities. The content is based on currently available research publications, OSHA standards, and consensus standards.

The chapter is divided into six main sections. Following the introduction, the second section presents a profile of the U.S. ethanol manufacturing industry and describes the most commonly used production technologies. The third section identifies selected safety and health hazards associated with ethanol manufacturing. The fourth section describes some abatement measures typically used to prevent or mitigate hazards found in this industry. The fifth section outlines emergency planning requirements. The sixth section discusses worksite evaluations. The six sections are followed by four appendices: Appendix A presents a hazard and abatement measures summary; Appendix B lists the most significant OSHA standards relevant to ethanol manufacturing facilities; Appendix C discusses safe entry requirements for aboveground storage tanks; and Appendix D is a short discussion on ethanol production from cellulosic materials. The final two sections are the references and a glossary.

Significant Changes

New chapter added in Section IV Safety Hazards. No other changes to the Directive.

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