This course focuses on the nature of oil spills and their consequent environmental and economic impacts. It describes the causes and sources of spills and provides information to assist in developing and applying spill prevention strategies.
Applicable laws and regulations related to the unlawful release of oil products and the necessary preparedness and spill response measures to mitigate the effects of these spills are also covered.
Completion of this course will equip employees and others to assess the potential for oil spills, reduce the risks of discharges from boats, marinas and other shoreside sources and protect valuable marine resources.
This course is part of the Career Training for Ports and Marinas series. Requirements for class: Must have a computer with internet access, speakers OR headphones, personal email address, Adobe Reader Flash Player.
Oil spills can truly disrupt your operations, cause loss of income and burden you with severe penalties. This course addresses the size spills you may have in your marina system, safe and effective removal techniques, and information and training needed to eliminate oil spill prone activities in and near your marina. It also is appropriate for environmental agency staff and organizations dealing with near shore waterways and resources.
Instructor: Eric Olsson
This is a noncredit training which earns 15 continuing education contact hours.
It is an online course, open for enrollment at any time. Once you register and pay, an email will be sent to you with your course access information.