Oil spill cleanup workers can face potential hazards from oil byproducts, dispersants, detergents and degreasers. This course explains what an oil spill is, describes the characteristics of an oil spill, and how to identify and control hazards during the response and cleanup phases of an oil spill.

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Modules: 6
Hours: 5
Sectors: Oil and Gas


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  • Key Topics

    • National Contingency Plan
    • Overview of the HAZWOPER Standard
    • Instruction for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers
    • Hazardous Materials and HAZCOM
    • What is an oil spill?
    • The 4 Types of Oil
    • Crude Oil Characteristics
    • Health Hazards and Exposure
    • Weathered Crude Oil and Tarballs
    • Exposure to Toxic Components
    • Environmental and Habitat Damage
    • Hazardous Chemical Health Risks
    • Oil Spill Cleanup Equipment
    • Containment Booms and Oil Skimmers
    • Vacuums and Centrifuges
    • Bioremediation
    • Controlled Burning
    • Protecting Cleanup Workers
    • Hazards of Heat Stress
    • Dehydration and Fatique
    • Respiratory Protection
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Supervisor
    • Manager
    • Contractor