National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Oil Spill Cleanup Initiative: Safety and Health Awareness for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers - Worker Education & Training Program [Fourth Version]   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Preface: "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 'skilled support personnel' who will participate in an oil spill response and cleanup. This tool will help workers understand at an awareness level what an oil spill is, characteristics of an oil spill response, and how to identify and control hazards pertaining to the response and cleanup activities associated with an oil spill. Trainers may use this tool to aid in the development of an oil spill awareness level course or other awareness level materials (fact sheets, table-top activities, etc.)."

Report Number:
OSHA 3388; Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3388
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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