Spill Prevention , OSHA 1910 Subpart J

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Oil and gas industry is committed to meeting energy needs while maintaining safe and environmentally sound operations. Oil spills can endanger public health and the environment, as well as cost millions of dollars in clean up and disposal. Employee training is a vital part of preventing spills; it reinforces process safety and promotes the safe use of equipment.

This course will discuss spill-related pollution, spill prevention techniques, appropriate procedures for controlling a spill in the event that one occurs, and countermeasure techniques that can be taken.



By the end of Spill Prevention course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the potential types of spill hazards.
  • Discuss Physical and Health Hazards.
  • State steps to take in the event of a spill.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to prevent spills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to properly handle waste and drums.
  • Identify the proper PPE.



This course covers:

  • Basic techniques of spill prevention.
  • Control measures.
  • Safe chemical handling.
  • Emergency response plan.


Target Audience:

All Staff involved in oil handling, transferring, storing, responding to spills or maintaining oil equipment.



A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with student to ensure understanding before completion of course.


Course Materials:

All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).


Course Completion Certificate:

Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.

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