Keeping Workers Safe During Oil Spill Response and Cleanup: Update on OSHA Activities [open pdf - 475KB]
"Oil spill workers are on the front lines of the nation's response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster. At this time, there are over 13,000 cleanup workers employed by BP or its contractors; 1,700 boats are supporting the response operations; and more than 1,800 Federal employees are directly involved in the cleanup operations over four states. Depending on their jobs, these workers can face hazards from heat, falls, drowning, fatigue, loud noise, sharp objects, as well as bites from insects, snakes, and other wild species native to the Gulf Coast area. Workers may also face exposure to crude oil, oil constituents and byproducts, dispersants, cleaning products and other chemicals being used in the cleanup process. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is providing proactive, vigorous leadership to ensure that workers are protected from all hazards."
Deepwater Horizon Unified Command: http://www.deepwaterhorizonresponse.com