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OSHA Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards Overview

Online Training & Certification Course

The hazards that oil spill response and cleanup workers face will depend on the jobs they are doing, how the work is being done, and where the worksite is located. Workers can face hazards from heat, falls, drowning, fatigue, loud noise, sharp objects, as well as bites from insects, snakes, and other wild species.

Workers may also face exposure to crude oil, oil constituents and byproducts, dispersants, cleaning products and other chemicals being used in the cleanup process.

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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.

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


Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More Course topics.

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.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • what the relevant standards cover,
  • worker information,
  • specific hazards, such as:
    • chemical and crude oil
    • fatigue and heat stress
    • sunburn
    • eye injuries
    • slips, trips and falls
    • vehicles and boats
    • equipment
  • biological hazards (snakes, mosquitoes)
  • emergencies and incidents,
  • protecting yourself,
  • the effects of oil on the environment, and
  • hazard controls, including:
    • engineering and technological solutions
    • work practices and training
    • Personal Protective Equipment
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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