Updated Training Series on Oil Spill Clean Up Response

Our five-part Video On Demand series on Oil Spill Response covers different areas of clean up efforts for oil spill accidents on land and water.

Oil Spill Clean Up Response 1: Initial Response provides a detailed look at the steps to take when a spill first occurs. The course covers the Oil Pollution Act, types of oil, spill behavior, safety hazards, fire hazards, and toxicity. Workers learn how to size-up and assess the site of the situation. Information on fire size-up and suppression, as well as how to work with  a site safety plan is included.

Oil Spill Clean Up Response 2: Countermeasures on Land prepares workers to handle a land-based oil spill, or any spill situation posing the risk of contaminating land. The course provides lessons on clean-up plans & methods, pressure washing, sorbents and surface washing agents, bioremediation, shoreline issues, and intrusive clean-up. Workers learn about potential risk areas and activities and personal protection. OSHA involvement in these situations is also discussed.

Oil Spill Clean Up Response 3: Countermeasures on Water explores how to handle an oil spill in the water. The properties of oil and water are explained, as well as clean-up techniques involving booms, skimmers, herding and sorbents. Chemical techniques and InSitu burning is discussed. Issues regarding contaminated wildlife and temperature stress are also explained.

Oil Spill Clean Up Response 4: Waste Management demonstrates how prioritize and manage waste management during an oil spill situation. The video explains waste elimination, reduction, recycling and treatment. Lessons cover the use of vacuum trucks, oil/tank separators, waste storage, emulsion extraction, soil clean-up, land farming and landfills.

Oil Spill Clean Up Response 5: ICS and Unified Command explains the roles of the key players involved in the organization and management of oil spill clean up efforts. The video helps workers understand where certain responsibilities fall, and how the different people and agencies involved must work together for a successful response. The Incident Command System and Unified Command is used to help manage response activities.

This five-part Video On Demand series was created with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard, highlighting recognized oil spill clean-up techniques used worldwide by the U.S. Coastguard and other organizations. This training can help you meet OSHA and USCG regulations.

Since the original release of this series, the Video On Demand titles have been updated to included quizzes at the end of each video.

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