12.05.2020

OIL SPILL RESPONSE FIELD MANUAL

Oil Spill Response Field Manual

Author(s) ExxonMobil
Publisher ExxonMobil
Date 2008
Pages 320
Format pdf
Size 3 Mb
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The content of the present field manual is mainly aimed at the people participating in responding to the oil spills. In fact the publication is a good collection of the selected rules of thumb together with the practical checklists providing easy access to the info required when preparing the response strategy. Please do not treat it as a substitute to formal training.

Also take into account that it deals with the spills that have a potential to reach water and does not cover spills occurring on land. The materials are arranged in fifteen sections, opening with the basin information on personnel responsibilities, response priorities, characteristics and behavior of oils etc. Then, there are two important sections covering the safety and health aspects, and communication and logistics. The surveillance and tracking matters have been addressed within a separate section.

The remaining portion of the volume covers such important things as the shoreline protection and treatment, booms, application of dispersants, skimmers and sorbents, waste management, rescue of the wildlife and others. The book concludes with the section on how the oil spill response shall be arranged in the cold regions.

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