Exposure to any of these hazards depends on what you are actually doing and where you are working. For example, heat stress is a real concern for all outdoor activities because the weather is hot and humid. If you are pulling in oil-covered booms, then contact with weathered oil, drowning, and back injuries are also concerns.
More information and resources are available for these hazards
See also RestoreTheGulf, the official Federal Portal for the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Response and Recovery
Version 1.8 (PDF*)
Local OSHA Offices
Administrative or work practice controls to offset heat effects
What personal protective equipment is effective in minimizing heat stress?
There are other hazards that workers might face when traveling to and from worksites or when using various equipment for spill response and cleanup operations. OSHA has additional resources related to these hazards, including motor vehicle safety (PDF*), portable generators (PDF*), using cranes safely, and confined space safety (PDF*).
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