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Document ID (ISN)107508
CIS number 08-158
ISSN - Serial title 0120-5684 - Protección y seguridad
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Title Controlling the safety management of oil spills
Original title Control de gestión de la seguridad en los derrames [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information July-Aug.2007, Vol.53, No.314, p.52-59. Illus.
Abstract This article is based on the IPIECA report entitled "Guidelines for oil spill waste minimization and management". It explains the waste generation implications of different oil spill clean-up techniques and describes best practice options for oiled waste management, which in many countries is strictly regulated. Contents: site safety and health plan; safety communications and information meeting; hazard evaluation; chemical safety with respect to the spilled product and the agent used for the clean-up; flammability; explosive vapours; toxicity; hydrogen sulphide; oxygen deficiency; slippery environment; equipment used for air monitoring and record keeping; use of personal protective equipment to avoid contact of hydrocarbons with the skin; chemicals and cleaning agents used for the clean-up.
Descriptors (primary) ships; limitation of exposure; pollution control; petroleum and natural gas industry; environmental pollution; safe working methods; spills
Descriptors (secondary) skin contamination; detergents; hydrogen sulfide; hydrocarbons; cleaning agents; sampling and analysis; fire hazards; toxic substances; explosion hazards; chemical products; oxygen deficiency; flammable substances
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Petroleum and natural gas industry
Pollution control