Join Us For The HOUSEHOLD COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION's (HCPA): Aerosol Propellant Safety Webinar Series

Don’t miss Gary Okey, CHMM, Executive Vice President at Recycle Aerosol, LLC, who will be speaking at HCPA’s Aerosol Propellant Safety virtual webinar series on November 19th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST. Learn more and register at

Volunteer members of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) have compiled critical information contained in the Aerosol Propellants: Considerations for Effective Handling in the Aerosol Plant and Laboratory Manual for the convenience of its members and the aerosol industry.  This manual contains information on propellants shipping, receiving, storage, and handling; compressed and soluble gas propellants; location and construction, ventilation, gas detection, electrical equipment, piping systems, fire prevention and control in propellant charging and pump rooms; disposal of rejected aerosol containers; and laboratory safety.  Essentially, the basic safety needed by all aerosol product manufacturers and laboratories.HCPA is proud to bring together volunteer speakers to share their expertise on each section of the manual in this webinar series format.  The webinar series is for both beginners and those that need a refresher on the safety aspects of propellants in an aerosol facility or laboratory.

Monday, November 16th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

  • Chapter 1: Propellant Shipping & Receiving
    • Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International
  • Chapter 2: Propellant Storage & Handling
    • Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International
  • Chapter 3: Compressed and Soluble Gas Propellants
    • Jim Bloome, R.A Jones

Tuesday, November 17th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

  • Chapter 4: Propellant Charging & Pump Rooms – Location & Construction
    • Jim Bloome, R.A Jones
  • Chapter 8: Piping Systems
    • Jim Bloome R.A Jones
  • Chapter 5: Propellant Charging and Pump Rooms – Ventilation
    • Randy Slama, Sherwin-Williams Company

Wednesday, November 18th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

  • Chapter 6: Gas Detection
    • Alan Petersen, Sensor Electronic Corporation
  • Chapter 7: Electrical Equipment
    • Bob Dittmer, R.A Jones

Thursday, November 19th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

  • Chapter 9: Propellant Charging & Pump Rooms – Fire Protection & Control
    • Rafal Razowski, Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Chapter 9 (cont.): Explosion Suppression
    • David Grandaw, IEP Technologies, LLC
  • Chapter 10: Disposal of Reject Aerosol Products
    • Gary Okey, Recycle Aerosol LLC

Friday, November 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST

  • Chapter 11: Laboratory Safety
    • Mark Robin, The Chemours Company
  • Chapter 12: Safety Seminars
    • Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International
  • Chapter 13: Mechanical Integrity Inspection Recommendations
    • Bill Frauenheim, Diversified CPC International

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Cassy LaRussa


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