Health Safety for Workers on the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

Many people have come together over the past few weeks to assist with the clean up efforts in the Gulf Coast. Those who are participating in the clean up efforts may not realize the potential hazards in the surrounding environment.

Currently OSHA is working with personal to provide specialty training and protective gear to those who are participating in the task of cleaning along the effected areas.  The top priority is to keep everyone safe as well as do the job effectively and efficiently.

Hazards such as dizziness, headaches, drowning, falls, and encountering wildlife in the impacted areas may pose a danger to clean up crews.