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

SPOT THE SAFETY VIOLATION: Why You Need a Spill Prevention Plan

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.

Spills & Chills – Effectively Handling Workplace Spills: A Chemical Engineer’s Perspective

This recorded webinar covers the anatomy of a spill; regulatory drivers and best practices; reporting and due diligence considerations; and key lessons.

BC Adopts New Environmental Spill Preparedness & Response Regime

BC has adopted a new spill preparedness and response regime. Here’s a look at the key elements of the province's new regime.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE: How to Comply with Spill Reporting Requirements

Ensure that you understand and comply with the key elements of the spill reporting requirements under the main environmental laws across Canada.

Report on Mount Polley Spill Notes Root Causes, Makes Recommendations

The investigation report on the Mount Polley dam break contains lessons and recommendations from which EHS professionals in all industries can learn.


Spill Prevention Checklist

Adapt this checklist for your operations, equipment and EHS program, and then use it to assess your proactive measures for preventing spills.

Model Spill Response Plan

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.

SPILLS: Inspect 10 Areas to Prevent Spills from Heating Oil Tanks

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.
Marsh covered in oil

E2 Plan Preparation Checklist

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.

Model Tank Refuelling Policy

Benefits: Many fuel pumps have automatic shut-off technology to prevent spills during refuelling. But relying on such technology is a bad idea. The technology...