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Spill Management

Table of Contents
11.1 Definition 
11.2 Planning 
   11.2.1 Public 
   11.2.2 Responsibilities
   11.2.3 Inspections
   11.2.4 Media
11.3 Response and Mitigation
   11.3.1 Material Specific 
      11.3.1.1 Diesel, Hydraulic, Lube, and Waste Oils 
      11.3.1.2 Gasoline and Jet B Aviation Fuel
      11.3.1.3 Other Hazardous Materials
   11.3.2 Land 
   11.3.3 Snow and Ice
   11.3.4 Water
   11.3.5 Alternative Techniques
11.4 Site Restoration
11.5 Reporting
11.6 Disposal
11.7 Spill Kits
   11.7.1 Spill Kits Land 
   11.7.2 Spill Kits Water
11.8 Documentation 
   11.8.1 Spill Report Form

Introduction

Spills have the potential to cause severe environmental damage as well as considerable economic and image consequences for a company. Workers must ensure that any spills are treated with great care, and dealt with promptly, to minimize the possibility of any of them becoming a major issue.   

The principal objectives of this Spill Management section are to:
  • Provide readily accessible emergency information to the cleanup crews, company management and government agencies, in the event of a spill
  • Comply with the company's environmental and crisis management policies
  • Comply with national and local regulations and guidelines pertaining to the preparation of contingency plans and notification requirements
  • Promote the safe and effective recovery of spilled materials
  • Minimize the environmental impacts of spills to water or land
  • Facilitate the management of wastes according to environmental legislation