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OSHA Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards Overview

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Online Training Certification Course

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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.

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Who Is Taking This Course?

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What are the 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.

Who must take this training?
Any and all workers, either full-time or part-time, who are involved in an oil spill cleanup response.


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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About this course
  • 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)
  • Training
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our OSHA Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards Overview Training course consists of content, graphics, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

How long is the course?
It will take a MINIMUM of 1 hour 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable OSHA Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards Overview certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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