To respond during declared oil spill events in the official spill area (the spill area gets defined by the safety officer within the Incident Command System during the spill), up-to-date HAZWOPER training is required.
This table should help:
|What is my current HAZWOPER training status?||Can I help with wildlife recovery in spill areas during declared spill events?||What HAZWOPER training do I need?|
|Never taken HAZWOPER||No capture allowed; cannot go in spill area||24 hr HAZWOPER|
|24 hr HAZWOPER within last 12 mon||Capture allowed||w/in 12 months of HAZWOPER class, 8 hr refresher needed|
|8 hr HAZWOPER refresher w/in last 12 mon||Capture allowed||w/in 12 months of HAZWOPER class, 8 hr refresher needed|
|8 or 24 hr HAZWOPER taken >12<24 mon ago||No capture allowed||8 hr refresher required|
|8 or 24 hr HAZWOPER taken>24 mon ago||No capture allowed||24 hr HAZWOPER needs to be taken again|
To work in facilities during spills, currently a 4 hour Hazardous Communication training is required.
Stay posted on a summer/fall list of Hazwoper training opportunities.
– Nils Warnock