The oil industry and governments in Canada are very conscious of the need to initiate and continue training to prevent and control spills. It was believed that such training could be improved if input would be obtained from both sectors in joint productions rater than if each worked independently. Early in 73 the Consortium on Spill Training (COST) was formed. Representation continues to be from industry, and the federal and provincial governments. The purpose of the consortium is to produce spill training aids. Videotape cassettes (3/4-in, 26 min) have been prepared on following: "Spill in a Creek," "Contingency Planning Guidelines," "Public Relations at the Spill Scene," and "Safety at the Spill Scene." In process are "Boom Deployment" and "Shoreline Protection and Cleanup." A documentary film of a simulated oil spill exercise was prepared. The improved quality of the aids confirms the advantages of joint rather than independent productions. The training aids are available in English and French at cost.

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  • Pagination: p. 137-138

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  • Accession Number: 00152036
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Petroleum Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM