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  1. We will be and through our network of distilleries have the capacity to produce over 4,000 gallons a day bottled. We can surge much higher. In the consortium we have some 10 - 12 distilleries in multiple states. We woudl welcome the opportunity to work with this prohject. Our lead is a SDVOSM and already Federally SAM registered. Both of these woudl be very helpful to the Prime. Contact me any time.
  2. We are requesting support of an important Economic Impact Study covering the formulation of Hand Sanitizer by Distilleries, Breweries, Wineries and Cider makers in response to COVID-19. With the outbreak of Covid-19, the demand for hand sanitizers sky-rocketed globally. For the U.S. distillery industry, especially entrepreneurial firms in the small and medium scale sector, this presented a tremendous opportunity. According to anecdotal evidence, some entrepreneurs seized the opportunity, moving into the production of sanitizers, and thus helping the society at large. By surveying distillery businesses across the U.S., we intend to examine to what extent entrepreneurs pivoted into the manufacture and sale of hand sanitizers, as the impact of Covid-19 exacerbated. The findings will have important implications for entrepreneurs, industry stakeholders, and policy planners. Thank you so much for helping us with this study by taking the time to complete this survey. It is greatly appreciated! All data you provide will be treated in a confidential manner. Findings will be reported only in the aggregate. Upon completion of the study, we will be pleased to share with you a snapshot of our aggregate findings. If you wish to receive the findings, please provide us your email at the end of the survey. Please complete this survey latest by Monday, September 21. SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sanitize The survey is under the direction of Dr. Indu Khurana, Ph.D. as part of a detailed economic impact and analysis study conducted by the Hampden-Sydney College Department of Economics and Business. It is being coordinated and supported by the Center for Applied Innovation, LLC (CAI) as the lead for the Hand Sanitizer Consortium based in Virginia but now supporting distillery members as far away as Hawaii and Alaska. The survey was developed under the oversite of the CAI's survey, research and analysis Subject Matter Experts and in compliance and approved by both the CAI and H-SC Institutional Review Boards (IRB) to be fully compliant with Title 45 CFR 46, Subparts A, B, C, and D and related guidance documents; and Commonwealth of Virginia Code of Virginia 32.1, Chapter 5.1 Human Research. This requires ALL surveys and data collections from persons be IRB reviewed and approved to ensure protection of participants' Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and other Privacy Act compliance. The CAI's IRB is registered with the United States Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Information collected on persons participating in the survey is for analysis purposes only and will not be disclosed to third parties without permission of the participant. If you have any questions or desire more informaiton on the hand sanitizer consortium please contact CAI at covid19Team@caihq.com. SURVEY LINK: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sanitize
  3. If you are a distillery and receive bulk ethanol for spirit production (or hand sanitizer) from any source you are required to comply with the HAZMAT regulations. OPPORTUNITY: Live HAZMAT Certification Training (or recorded webinar): $99.00 per seat The Virginia Hand Sanitizer Consortium, in coordination with a nationally recognized HAZMAT training and certification partner is sponsoring a USDOT and IATA required training and certification program for all HAZMAT employees. The normal cost for this course is $2,000. The consortium has arranged to train up to 250 students live-online or through recorded webinar. Consortium membership is not required. This is a singular opportunity that will not be available again in the near future. The consortium is NOT making any profit from this course. It paid a flat fee and there are seats available. WHY YOU NEED THIS TRAINING: If you received bulk ethanol (tote, drum, etc.) and/or you SHIPPED hand sanitizer (FedEx, UPS, LTL, etc.) then you are classified as a “HAZMAT Employer” and your employees who handled shipping operations (packing, stacking, loading) are classified as “HAZMAT Employees”. As a HAZMAT employer, you are obligated by law to provide HAZMAT training in accordance with USDOT regulations found in CFR 49. This training is NOT covered by your OSHA guidance. Even if you do not produce hand sanitizer, but you receive bulk ethanol for any purpose, you are required to provide evidence and documentation of compliance for training your employees, and to maintain this documentation on hand. If you intend to receive or ship bulk ethanol in ANY package or volume or any form of hand sanitizer and you do not have this (or equivalent) training, you will be in violation of 49 C.F.R. By completing this training you may be eligible for discounts with your insurance company by furnishing records of this training. THE TRAINING: 12 hours of Web-Based Training over two days delivered to your desk in a live, interactive webinar (or via self-paced recorded webinar). Training encompass all areas required by Federal USDOT regulations to provide training for your HAZMAT employees for the purpose of shipping or receiving hazardous materials or dangerous goods by highway, rail, vessel (boat), and aircraft. Also includes the international regulations of IATA for transport by air. Upon successfully completing the exam with a passing grade, all participants will receive a certificate of course completion. HOW TO PARTITICIPATE: Complete registration at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HAZTNG NLT 7 September to participate in either the scheduled live online training or the self-paced recorded webinar. USDOT training must be renewed and updated every 3 years, and IATA training renewed/updated every 2 years. HazMAT Certification.pdf
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