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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – As the summer boating season is in progress, harbors, boat yards and clubs are now on operation. These seasonal employees, sometimes high school, college students or part-timers are in charge for refueling hundreds of boats – but the question is? Do they have the training to avoid a fuel spill? With a grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the BoatUS Foundation now provide these seasonal employees a serious learning tool, “Spill Prevention and Response for Marina Staff,” at BoatUS.org/spill-prevention. “It’s all about minimizing risk,” said BoatUS Foundation Vice President Susan Shingledecker, “And giving seasonal fuel dock staff the ability to protect your marina and the environment.”
The free online course, which covers spill prevention, planning and response, offers videos, interactive exercises and interviews with spill responders, marina owners and managers, and can be taken at anytime. Spill Prevention and Response for Marina Staff does not provide HAZWOPER certification but tackles the simple ways any seasonal employee can help prevent spills and safely reply should a spill happen as well as the simple steps they can take to prevent a spill at your marina. While the course is designed for new marina staff, included throughout are management tips to provide additional information to more senior staff.
Full story at http://www.boatingindustry.com/news/2015/06/04/boatus-offers-free-online-fuel-spill-training/