Oil Spill Job Aids - Booming, Damming, Vectoring, Recovery
Technical Response Guide
Conference and Meeting Presentations
The Three-legged Stool of Education, Training and Experience
Training is not experience.
Experience is not competence.
Effective response and recovery requires BOTH.
At the intersection of training and experience is a safe, effective and efficient response and recovery project.
Our response methods bring science into spill response and spill response into the 21st century.
Remember, EDUCATION is gaining knowledge about a subject and TRAINING is concerned with gaining a skill.
Here are just a few innovations that ESCO has developed to help bring spill response into the 21st century
Oil Spill Response
Published Oil Spill Resource Guide, 2012 - this Guide simplifies and speeds response actions as well as improves safety and minimizes environmental impact
Published Spill Response Resource Directory, 2011 - present (updated annually)
Developed multiple alternative anchor systems for booming operations
Developed alternative, adjustable anchoring method for various booming techniques
Introduced alternative equipment from other disciplines into spill response, improving the speed, effectiveness and safety of response operations
Adapted booming adjustment method to ensure proper boom alignment, angle and effectiveness
Introduced color coding rope for faster response, line deployment, ferry line, etc.
Various locations and groups, 2010 - present, "Improving Oil Spill Response"
Chemical Emergency Preparedness Advisory Council (CEPAC) Franklin County (Ohio) LEPC, April 20, 2011, "The Insanity of Spill Planning, Prevention and Response," "Geographic Response Plans - Low Risk, High Return" and "Responsibility and Accountability"
U.S. EPA Region 5 Annual OSC Training, Angola, Indiana, March 16, 2011, "Oil Spill Booming"
Ohio Environmental Health Association (Southwest District), Dayton, Ohio, October 7, 2010, "Oil Spill Response in Private Septic Systems"
Ohio Environmental Health Association (Southwest District), Dayton, Ohio, October 7, 2010, "Decreasing Response Times and Cleanup Costs Through Geographic Response Plans"