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Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards

Online Training Certification Course

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

This course covers potential hazards posed by oil spill cleanup and applicable OSHA standards. This course describes relevant standards, hazards that workers could face when cleaning up a spill, and hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of workers.

This course is for:
Any and all workers, either full-time or part-time, who are involved in an oil spill cleanup response.

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Governing Regulations

Ever since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico OSHA has determined that training is required for all workers involved in oil spill response.

What You'll Learn

    Hazards overview
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Physical
  • Ergonomic
  • Emotional & Mental Stresses
    Addressing hazards
  • Remain safe and healthy
  • Keep co-workers safe and healthy
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Behave safely at all times
  • Properly wear and maintain Personal Protective Equipment
  • Other important points
    OSHA overview
  • Health And Safety Plans (HASP)
  • NCP
    Information for workers
    Specific Hazards
  • Fatigue and stress
  • Heat stress
  • Sunburn
  • Eye injuries
  • Noise exposure
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Vehicle and boat use
  • Heavy equipment
  • Trench foot
  • Poisonous plants
  • Insects and insect-borne diseases
  • Animals and animal-borne diseases
  • Snakes and other reptiles
    Emergencies and incidents
    Protecting yourself
  • Protecting yourself is the first priority
  • Know your medicines, allergies, and blood type
  • Wear proper PPE
  • Unknown liquids or substances
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Debris handling
  • Know the environment
  • Understand the nature of crude oil, its properties, health and safety hazards
  • Additional hazardous substances
  • Chemical exposure routes of entry
    What happens when oil reaches the shore
  • Factors affecting what happens when an oil spill reaches the shoreline
  • Animals and plants that can be affected
    Hazard controls
  • Engineering controls
  • Administrative controls
    Engineering solutions
  • Containment booms
  • Oil skimmers
  • Oil absorbent socks or pompoms
  • Vacuums
  • Chemical agents
  • Biological agents
    Controlled burning
    Hazard Communication standard
  • Chemical labeling
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Documentation
    Exposure limits
  • Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
  • Threshold Limit Value (TLV)
    Personal Protective Equipment
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 1 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards Overview. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:

(a) Each employer -

(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.

A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.

Therefore it is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

Each student will receive 0.1 CEUs (or 1 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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