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Oil Spill Clean Up Response 1: Initial Response

This course has been discontinued and is no longer available.
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This course, the first in a series of five, focuses on initial response efforts for an oil spill cleanup. Created with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard, this course explores the recognized oil spill cleanup technologies and waste management techniques. Used worldwide by the U.S. Coast Guard and hundreds of other organizations, this Video On Demand training can help you meet OSHA and USCG regulations.

Topics included the Oil Pollution Act, types of oil and spill behavior. The behavior of oil spills is explained for land and water spills. Site assessment, fire size-up and suppression and site safety plans are discussed. The course also covers the hazards involved in oil spills such as fire hazards and toxicity.

Steps taken in the initial response of an oil spill cleanup may greatly influence the long-term effects the oil spill has on the environment and people in the area. Use this series on oil spill cleanup to prepare workers to respond effectively should an incident occur.

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  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Full-screen video presentation
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 7 days to complete the course

All emergency response personnel involved in controlling or cleaning up oil spills

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Introduction
  • Oil Pollution Act
  • Types of Oil
  • Spill Behavior
  • Fire Hazards
  • Toxicity
  • Site Size-up & Assessment
  • Vapor & Fire Suppression
  • Site Safety Plan
  • Summary
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Different types of oils.
  • Recognize how spills occur.
  • Differentiate types of oils.
  • Identify risk hazards associated with oil during the different phases of the spill.
  • Notify proper agencies in the event of an oil spill.
  • Properly control the oil spill site.
  • Use proper safety precautions when responding to an oil spill.

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