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IOGP Report  480

Learn about the many practical and technical measures to consider in oil spill planning and response operations

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IOGP Report  480

Learn about the many practical and technical measures to consider in oil spill planning and response operations

When an oil spill occurs, the issue of Health and Safety is of critical concern, and should form the cornerstone of all oil spill preparatory measures. This task is made especially difficult during a spill, because of the vast array of tasks – each with their own Health and Safety issues, and often in conflict with each other – that need to be analysed and prioritized. This document provides a broad based guide which focuses on the practical and technical considerations during oil spill planning and response operations, including: management of health and safety, risk assessment, physical and chemical safety issues during response operations, and volunteer management. This document supercedes the IPIECA Oil Spill Report series Volume 11, “Oil spill responder safety guide”, 2002.