Oil Spill Cleanup Initiative: Safety and Health Awareness for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers [open pdf - 2MB]
"Oil spill cleanup workers can face potential hazards from oil byproducts, dispersants, detergents and degreasers. Drowning, heat illness and falls also pose hazards, as can encounters with insects, snakes and other wild species native to the impacted areas. In these situations, OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] goals include ensuring that workers receive appropriate training and protective equipment. This training tool was developed by National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, as a health and safety resource for those who will participate in an oil spill response and cleanup."
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration: http://www.osha.gov/