Spill Response Compliance Centre
When a hazardous substance is spilled in the workplace, it may trigger OHS requirements if workers get injured, sick or killed as a result. But such spills certainly trigger requirements under the environmental laws. For example, you may have to report the spill to the authorities. You’ll also need to take steps to clean the spill up properly and quickly. And if you don’t address the spill and the government is forced to, you may have to pay the cost of those emergency environmental measures.
Guidance and Insight
What do you think could happen if this scary looking substance spilled into this floor drain? Learn 6 steps for creating a spill prevention plan.
This recorded webinar covers the anatomy of a spill; regulatory drivers and best practices; reporting and due diligence considerations; and key lessons.
BC has adopted a new spill preparedness and response regime. Here’s a look at the key elements of the province's new regime.
Ensure that you understand and comply with the key elements of the spill reporting requirements under the main environmental laws across Canada.
The investigation report on the Mount Polley dam break contains lessons and recommendations from which EHS professionals in all industries can learn.
Adapt this checklist for your operations, equipment and EHS program, and then use it to assess your proactive measures for preventing spills.
Adapt this model spill response plan for your company’s EHS program, and your jurisdiction's environmental law. Then train all workers and supervisors on it.
Because there's an increase in spills from heating oil tanks in the warm weather, it's a good time for all property managers and companies to inspect such tanks.
This E2 Plan Preparation Checklist is based on one in Environment Canada’s guidelines. You can use it to ensure that your facility’s plan complies with all of the requirements—new and old.