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Task  #1 Task  #2 Task  #3 Task  #4 Task  #5
Cleanup Technique Manual Scraping
(Beach Clean Up)
Sump and pump/ vacuum Manual removal of oiled materials Low pressure flushing (Decon Operations) Manual sorbent application (Beach Clean Up)
 
Description & Requirements Oil is scraped from substrate manually using hand tools. Foot or light vehicular access. Oil collects in sump as it moves down the beach and is removed by pump or vacuum truck. Requires recovery equipment. Oiled sediments and debris are removed by hand, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrrows, etc. Foot or light vehicular traffic. Low pressure water spray flushes oil from substrate, it is channeled to recovery points. Light vehicular traffic, recovery equipment. Sorbents are applied manually to contaminated areas to soak up oil. Disposal containers for sorbents, foot or boat access.
Clothing
Long shirt and pants or overalls NA NA
 
NA
 
NA
 
NA
DuPont ProShield 1 X NA NA NA NA
FRC DuPont Limitedwear Nomex Disposable NA NA NA NA NA
Slicker Suits (rain) NA NA (3) (3) NA
Tychem QC or SL or similar NA X X X X
Tyvek NA NA NA NA NA
Eye Protection
Safety Glasses X X X X X
Safety Goggles NA (4) NA (4) NA
Face Shield NA (4) NA X NA
Foot Protection
Rubber Boots X X X X X
Snake Boots NA NA NA NA NA
Steel-Toe Leather NA X NA NA NA
Boat or deck shoes with traction NA NA NA NA NA
Hand Protection
Leather Gloves (4) (outer) (4) (4) (4) NA
Nitrile 11-26 mil Light Use X (inner) X NA X X
Nitrile 26-40 mil Heavy Use NA NA X NA NA
Kevlar Sleeves NA NA NA NA NA
Head Protection
Hard Hat (1) X (1) X (1)
Other
Respirator w/ VOC and P100 Filters NA NA NA NA NA
Hearing Protection NA X NA  X NA
Chest Waders/Hip Boots NA NA NA NA NA
PFD (2) (2) (2) (2) (2)
Life Vest or life jacket (USCG approved) NA NA NA NA NA
Wet suit NA NA NA NA NA
On Shore Activity          
Near Shore Activity          
Off shore activity          
Personal Air Sample          
Result          
Direct Read Sample          
Result          
Bulk Sample          
Result          
Area Sample          
Result          
Noise sample          
Result          

(1) Required only when overhead hazards are present.
(2) Personal floatation device (PFD) is required when working on water, docks, barges, boats, piers.
(3) Optional if it's raining or liquid saturation is likely.
(4) Based on risk.
(5) Steel-toed boots required based on worksite conditions
NA - Not Applicable

  Task  #6 Task  #7 Task  #8 Task  #9 Task  #10
Cleanup Technique Manual cutting In-Situ Burning
 
Vacuum trucks, vacuum pumps or portable skimmers Oil Mop Recovery of oil from ground water groundwater
Description & Requirements Oiled vegetation is cut by hand, collected and stuffed into bags or containers for disposal. Deploy plywood sheets for foot traffic. Upwind end of contaminated area is ignited to burn to down-wind end. Light vehicular or boat access, fire control equipment. Oil collects in sumps behind booms or natural depressions and is removed by vacuum trucks, vacuum pumps or portable skimmers. Various size units used onshore or with shallow draft jon boats in water with little or no current. Boat or light vehicle access. Contaminated oil is pumped out. Heavy equipment access.
Clothing
Long shirt and pants or overalls NA
 
NA NA
 
NA
 
NA
DuPont ProShield 1 NA NA NA NA NA
FRC DuPont Limitedwear Nomex Disposable NA X NA NA NA
Slicker Suits (rain) NA NA NA NA NA
Tychem QC or SL or similar X NA X X (shore) X
Tyvek NA NA NA X (boat) NA
Eye Protection
Safety Glasses (4) X X X X
Safety Goggles (4) NA (4) NA NA
Face Shield NA NA (4) NA NA
Foot Protection
Rubber Boots (5) (5) X (5) X
Snake Boots NA NA NA NA NA
Steel-Toe Leather (5) (5) NA NA NA
Boat or deck shoes with traction NA NA NA NA NA
Hand Protection
Leather Gloves  X NA (4) (4) X
Nitrile 11-26 mil Light Use NA NA X (inner) X X
Nitrile 26-40 mil Heavy Use X NA (4) NA NA
Kevlar Sleeves X NA NA NA NA
Head Protection
Hard Hat (1) (1) X (1) X
Other
Respirator w/ VOC and P100 Filters NA NA NA NA NA
Hearing Protection NA NA X NA NA
Chest Waders/Hip Boots (4) NA NA NA NA
PFD (2) (2) (2) (2) NA
Life Vest or life jacket (USCG approved) NA NA NA NA NA
Wet suit NA NA NA NA NA
On Shore Activity          
Near Shore Activity          
Off shore activity          
Personal Air Sample          
Result          
Direct Read Sample          
Result          
Bulk Sample          
Result          
Area Sample          
Result          
Noise sample          
Result          

(1) Required only when overhead hazards are present.
(2) Personal floatation device (PFD) is required when working on water, docks, barges, boats, piers.
(3) Optional if it's raining or liquid saturation is likely.
(4) Based on risk.
(5) Steel-toed boots required based on worksite conditions
NA - Not Applicable

  Task  #11 Task  #12 Task  #13 Task  #14 Task  #15
Cleanup Technique Marsh / Non-Shore Clean-up Operations Skimming Operations (water) High Pressure Cleaning (Decon Operations) Manual Removal of solid tar balls (if no other oil dispersant is present) On Shore Support (shallow water jet ski operations)
Description & Requirements SCAT-Pollution Investigation. Workers board small boats and patrol marshes and bayous to search for oil impact. Workers will not be physically cleaning. Use of on water skimming resources to remove oil from the water. Both USCG and Contract Skimming vessels will be used. High pressure (>3000 psi) water spray flushes oil from substrate. It is channeled to recovery points. Light vehicular traffic, recovery equipment, vessels and boom. Solid Tar Balls or tar pattys are removed using shovels, rakes and buckets, ect. Foot or light vehicle traffic Pre-task setup and pre-op checks and launching. Handling of taglines, pulling boom and tendering.
 
Clothing
Long shirt and pants or overalls NA
 
NA NA NA X
DuPont ProShield 1 NA NA NA NA NA
FRC DuPont Limitedwear Nomex Disposable NA NA NA NA NA
Slicker Suits (rain) NA NA X NA NA
Tychem QC or SL or similar NA X (4) NA NA
Tyvek NA NA NA NA NA
Eye Protection
Safety Glasses X X NA X X
Safety Goggles NA (4) X NA (4)
Face Shield NA NA  X NA NA
Foot Protection
Rubber Boots (4) X
(or steel toe leather
with covers)
X X NA
Snake Boots (4) NA NA NA NA
Steel-Toe Leather X X
(w/covers or steel
shanked rubber boots)
NA NA NA
Boat or deck shoes with traction NA NA NA NA X
Hand Protection
Leather Gloves (4) NA NA X X
Nitrile 11-26 mil Light Use (4) NA NA (4) NA
Nitrile 26-40 mil Heavy Use (4) X X NA NA
Kevlar Sleeves NA NA NA NA NA
Head Protection
Hard Hat X (1) X (1) X
Other
Respirator w/ VOC and P100 Filters NA X
(only if req'd based
off air monitoring)
X
(only if req'd based
off air monitoring)
NA NA
Hearing Protection (4) X X NA NA
Chest Waders/Hip Boots NA NA NA NA NA
PFD (2) X (2) NA NA
Life Vest or life jacket (USCG approved) NA NA NA NA X
Wet suit NA
 
NA NA NA X
On Shore Activity          
Near Shore Activity          
Off shore activity          
Personal Air Sample          
Result          
Direct Read Sample          
Result          
Bulk Sample          
Result          
Area Sample          
Result          
Noise sample          
Result          

(1) Required only when overhead hazards are present.
(2) Personal floatation device (PFD) is required when working on water, docks, barges, boats, piers.
(3) Optional if it's raining or liquid saturation is likely.
(4) Based on risk.
(5) Steel-toed boots required based on worksite conditions
NA - Not Applicable

  Task  #16        
Cleanup Technique A Float Support Shallow waters Jetski operations- (NOT FOR ANCHOR DEPLOYMENT)        
Description & Requirements Handling of Taglines, pulling boom and boom tendering        
Clothing
Long shirt and pants or overalls X        
DuPont ProShield 1 NA        
FRC DuPont Limitedwear Nomex Disposable NA        
Slicker Suits (rain) NA        
Tychem QC or SL or similar NA        
Tyvek NA        
Eye Protection
Safety Glasses X
(secured)
       
Safety Goggles (4)        
Face Shield NA        
Foot Protection
Rubber Boots NA        
Snake Boots NA        
Steel-Toe Leather NA        
Boat or deck shoes with traction Ridged bottom Swim or tennis shoes, dive boots        
Hand Protection
Leather Gloves (4)        
Nitrile 11-26 mil Light Use NA        
Nitrile 26-40 mil Heavy Use NA        
Kevlar Sleeves NA        
Head Protection
Hard Hat Hard impact kayak helmet        
Other
Respirator w/ VOC and P100 Filters NA        
Hearing Protection NA        
Chest Waders/Hip Boots NA        
PFD NA        
Life Vest or life jacket (USCG approved) high visibility/ high impact        
Wet suit X        
On Shore Activity          
Near Shore Activity          
Off shore activity          
Personal Air Sample          
Result          
Direct Read Sample          
Result          
Bulk Sample          
Result          
Area Sample          
Result          
Noise sample          
Result          

(1) Required only when overhead hazards are present.
(2) Personal floatation device (PFD) is required when working on water, docks, barges, boats, piers.
(3) Optional if it's raining or liquid saturation is likely.
(4) Based on risk.
(5) Steel-toed boots required based on worksite conditions
NA - Not Applicable


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