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Fuel Spill Prevention Training. Safety at the Diesel Fuel Pump Island. Are you prepared for a spill? Are we prepared?. How would you react to a spill at the fuel pump? Would you know your role if there as a major fuel leak or spill? How would you react to a fire?. Headline Stories.

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Fuel Spill Prevention Training

Safety at the Diesel Fuel Pump Island

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Are you prepared for a spill?Are we prepared?

  • How would you react to a spill at the fuel pump?

  • Would you know your role if there as a major fuel leak or spill?

  • How would you react to a fire?

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Headline Stories

  • Train Wreck Evacuates Four City Blocks

  • Acid Spill Sends Workers to Hospital

  • Spill Contaminates River & Water Supply

  • Fire At Cold Storage Building

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Our Fuel Area Drainage

Describe your drainage area

  • Fuel is designed to follow concrete pad and flow into the drain in the parking lot, which has an oil separator in it that keeps fuel from spilling through to the public drainage system.

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Employee Training

  • Training shall include:

    • spill response system

    • good housekeeping

    • material management practices

    • individual responsibilities

Why am I here?

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The ICP Process

  • Emergency vs. Non-emergency situation

    • emergency = fire, explosion, release or injury

      • involves response effort from an outside responder

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Fuel Hazards + Prevention

  • Combustible liquids

  • Combustible solids (rags + oily debris)

  • Machine overheats or electrical malfunction

  • Smoking

  • Environmental damage

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Fuel Island Safety Practices

  • No smokin’ ! Wear gloves!

  • Proper dispensing w/the pump 

  • Read + understand the MSDS 

  • Available spill equipment 

  • Report any mishaps!

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When can spills happen?

  • Employee Conditions

    • Rushing?

    • Paying Attention?

    • Short cuts?

  • Storm Conditions

    • Wind

    • Snow

    • Rain

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Who Do I Notify?

  • Get help!

    • Flag down yard driver!

    • Get help from ____________!

  • Internal Contacts:

    • Plant Manager = _________________

    • Maintenance Dept. = _____________

    • Distribution Manager = ___________

    • Distribution Supervisor = _________

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Fuel Spills and Mishaps

  • Get help and notify management immediately!

  • Eliminate any ignition sources

    • Shut off truck, cell phone (why?)

  • Clean your spill up promptly

  • Obtain additional help for the clean up as necessary

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The Clean Up Process

  • Control combustible materials so they do not contribute to the ignition or expansion of a fire

  • Keep area clear, maintain access to the area in the event there is a need for outside response equipment (spill contractor or fire department)

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The Clean Up Process

  • Spill kit contents:

    • non-sparking shovel

    • absorbent pads

    • sausage boom

    • bags of “speedy-dri”

  • Additional pallets of speedy-dri is available from the boiler room.


  • safety glasses

  • gloves

  • booties

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Spill Clean Up Basics

  • Even a small spill can be dangerous!

  • Fires + explosions can result

  • Contamination can spread easily


  • Only trained workers clean spills

  • Everyone must understand potential spill hazards and their role in an emergency situation if it occurs!

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What about a fire?

  • Why do we have fire extinguishers inside of our trucks?

  • Let’s look at this a bit closer!

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Fire Response


  • Notify others immediately!

  • Call for outside assistance?

  • Retrieve a fire extinguisher

  • Assess the situation

  • Should you use the extinguisher?

  • If so, continually evaluate the need to evacuate for your personal safety

Remember we are not professional firefighters!

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Extinguisher Use - “PASS”

  • Pull the pin

  • Aim at the base of the fire

  • Squeeze the trigger

  • Sweep back and forth in a side-to-side motion


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  • Awareness Level personnel must:

    • Recognize a spill or release

    • Know how to initiate a response

  • Operations Level personnel must:

    • Recognize a spill or release

    • Know how to initiate a response

    • Perform limited clean up activities

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  • Recognize that spills can be prevented!

  • Know your role in a spill situation