OSHA Oil Spill Cleanup Hazards Overview
Health and Safety Online Training Certification
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.