Introduction|Oil Pollution Control: Laws, Rules & Regulations|General Facility Operations|Spill Prevention Equipment|Maintenance & Inspection|Discharge Procedure Protocols|Summary
Oil spills are dangerous to the environment; they contaminate water and harm wildlife. However, oil is an important substance granting many benefits to society. It is important to know how to work with oil and other petroleum products safely. While spills sometimes occur they can be properly contained, reducing the chances of any negative effects. This course covers information based on regulations from the EPA and California state laws. This video prepares employees to work at sites where oil is used and stored. It explains the purpose and goals of regulations such as the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act. Viewers become familiar with the laws concerning oil safety companies must abide by. Workers learn proper techniques for maintenance and inspection of storage tanks and spill prevention equipment. They learn what to watch for when filling a tank and when it is safe to drain rainwater from secondary containment devices. Discharge Procedure Protocols are also explained. Use this video to properly train workers on how to safely work with oil and prevent spills.