March is Oil Spill Preparedness Month – Training Available!

Clallam Marine Resources Committee and its partners invite the public to participate in the “March 2018 – Oil Spill Preparedness Month” by offering three events.

March 14th Webinar “Staying Prepared in an Evolving World of Oil Movement” at 12 – 1 pm

More than 20 billion gallons of oil moves through Washington each year, carried by vessel, pipeline, road, and rail. You are invited to an online webinar to learn about the recent improvements and current challenges Washington state environmental regulators face to keep the state’s oil spill program strong. Learn about bulk oil movement in Washington, implementation of the 2015 Oil Transportation Safety Act, properties of oil and potential impacts from spills, existing response capability and opportunities for staying involved.

The webinar will be presented by Dale Jensen, Program Manager and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Preparedness Manager, Department of Ecology Spills Program.

Join the webinar by clicking on this link: https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=m1586245d9d84d4a96259e47117c288da

Meeting password: spills18

March 24th Free Oiled Wildlife Training – Search and Capture

The training, offered by Island Oil Spill Association and Clallam MRC, will take place at the Clallam County Fairgrounds starting at 8 am. The 8-hour training will cover:

  • Health & safety
  • Search & collection planning
  • Netting, stalking, teamwork, gear
  • Effects of oil & secondary complications
  • “Beak-to-tail” examination & treatment
  • Bird handling, intubation / hydration

March 31th Free Oiled Wildlife Training – Basic Intake & Stabilization

The training, offered by Island Oil Spill Association and Clallam MRC, will take place at the Clallam County Fairgrounds starting at 8 am. The 8-hour training will cover:

  • Health & safety. Facility requirements
  • Bird anatomy & family characteristics
  • Effects of oil & secondary complications
  • Hands-on bird anatomy and basic examination
  • Bird handling, intubation / hydration

You can sign up for one or both trainings at http://www.clallamcountymrc.org/ or by contacting Helle Andersen at 360-417-2416, 360-808-4984 or handersen@co.clallam.wa.us

Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Training – Register Now!

Date and Location:

  • February 10, 2018 – Port Angeles
  • March 24, 2018 – Everett

Learn Important Safety Skills

This one-day interactive training will help you understand how to recognize, react, and protect yourself from the hazards associated with an oil spill. The class will cover hazardous situation recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, and an overview of how oil spill response operations are conducted. The class also examines hazards associated with working around oiled wildlife.

NOTE: While some of the subject matter discussed is related to oiled wildlife specific hazards, this training is not a wildlife handling or treatment course.

What to Expect from the Training

  • Come prepared to be part of an interactive day of training, including demonstration of incident briefings and break out sessions for group discussions.
  • Light refreshments will be served, but you are on your own for lunch. The Port Angeles facility does not have a writing surface so you may want to bring a notebook or clipboard. The Everett facility provides desks.
  • Upon completion, you will receive an 8-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate. This class satisfies the annual HAZWOPER renewal requirements.

Help us spread the word: 2018 Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER Flyer