Spills of hazardous substances in the workplace can harm the environment, and endanger workers and the general public. Although it’s important to have a spill response plan and procedures for dealing with such spills, it’s better to prevent them from happening in the first place.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
This checklist, which is based on one from the Alberta Energy Regulator, is designed for the oil and gas industry. But you can adapt it for your operations, equipment and EHS program, and any spill prevention requirements in the OHS and environmental laws in your jurisdiction. Then use the checklist to assess your proactive measures for preventing spills.