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Major oil spills such as that which recently occurred in the Gulf of Mexico have the potential to damage our way of life. Immediate response by trained personnel is necessary to minimize the damage to the environment. Oil Spill Response is a 5-part training series that provides important health and safety information for clean-up workers. Created with the assistance of the US Coast Guard, this series examines all recognized clean-up technologies and emphasizes waste management techniques. It is used worldwide by the US Coast Guard and some 500 other organizations. It is ideal as a crash course ot meet OSHA and USCG regulations. The series includes five programs with two hours of video plus Leader's Guide that outlines a course of instruction.
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Activities to take before the spill arrives
How spills commonly occur
Factors to consider during the response
Different types of oils, including gasoline, jet fuel, naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuels, asphalt, and crude oil
Hazards associated with oil during the different phases of the spill, including fire risk, toxicity, mechanical dangers, and environmental threats.
Agencies to be notified of a spill
Factors that affect spill behavior
Incident management. 28 minutes
Countermeasures on Land
The ecological impact of oil spills on land and along the shoreline
Control activities and spill countermeasures: low and high pressure washing, sand blasting, soil washing, physical removal, mechanical removal, vacuum pumping, use of sorbents, degradation and bioremediation.
Potential impact of treatment methods
How land spills behave
Preparing for an approaching spill
How intrusive clean-up methods can delay natural recovery
The special problems of shoreline clean-up. 28 minutes
Countermeasures on Water
The factors that challenge responders to water spills, including weather, wind, sea conditions, and currents.
How oil weathers when spilled on water
Resources for enlisting aid
Tracking spills to predict ecological impact
Managing the response effort
Countermeasures, including booms and barriers, skimming, herding, absorbents, in situ burning, chemical treatment (dispersants and gelling agents), and bioremediation
Dealing with contaminated wildlife. 28 minutes
Handling recovered oil and other hazardous wastes resulting form the clean-up effort
Waste management priorities: eliminating the waste, reducing the amount of waste, recycling the waste, treating the waste, and disposing of the waste
Standards waste oil must meet for recycling
Temporary storage options for bulk oil
Disposal and reclamation. 22 minutes
ICS & Unified Command
Explains how a single organizational structure is formed through the mutual agreement of cooperative agencies
Who the key players in the response will be and the responsibilities of each
How resources are integrated successfully. 28 minutes.
The series includes five programs with two hours of video plus Leader's Guide that outlines a course of instruction.
Oil Spill Response Series
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